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Spring Conference Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The deadline to apply for scholarship aid to attend the 2024 NCWN Spring Conference on Saturday, April 20, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.

A limited amount of scholarship aid is available to deserving writers who otherwise could not attend the Spring Conference. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please send a C.V. and a “Statement of Writing Intent” of no more than 1,000 words to by the March 28 deadline.

In addition to general scholarship aid, More Seats Scholarships to attend the Spring Conference are once again available thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. More Seats Scholarships seek to add “more seats” to the literary table by encouraging beginning writers from underresourced communities, especially writers from rural counties, writers of color, and LGBTQ+ writers. Selection criteria will focus on commitment to writing, rather than degrees or publications. To apply, send a current C.V.—with contact information and a list of any work, education, publications, or other relevant literary experiences or achievements—and a Statement of Writing Intent of no more than 1,000 words to by the March 28 deadline. The subject line should specify the applicant’s interest in a More Seats Scholarship.

The Spring Conference will include a full day of classes, workshops, conversations, lunch with an author, Slush Pile Live!, and more. The 2024 Spring Conference faculty includes Jill McCorkle, Tyree Daye, Mimi Herman, Halle Hill, Hananah Zaheer, and many more. Learn more at