The application process to become a 2017 Kimbilo Fellow is now open.  Applications are now being taken via Submittable at this web address: APPLY TO BE A 2017 FELLOW

The retreat will take place on the SMU Campus in Taos, New Mexico from July 23-29, 2017. You are required to attend the entire retreat, arriving for a 5:30pm dinner meeting on the 23rd and departing on the morning of the 29th, no later than noon. Tuition is covered by the Kimbilio. There is no application fee. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from the retreat as well as a fee that partially covers the costs for room and board–with the amount varying by size of the chosen accommodation.

Please include the following materials with your submission:

  • An essay of no more than 150 words describing what attending the Kimbilio [Fiction] Retreat means for you or what you hope to gain from the experience.
  • A 20-page, double-spaced, 12-point font manuscript of fiction (short story or novel excerpt).  If submitting a novel excerpt, you may include a short summary of no more than 200 words.  The summary page does not count as part of the 20-page excerpt.

Do NOT include your name in your essay or manuscript as this is a blind application process. [Submittable keeps track of the ownership of all submitted materials.  Manuscripts or essays including names will be disqualified from this round of submissions.]  Submissions are juried by a panel of outside readers.

The application period ends March 15, 2017.

Acceptances will be announced on April 15.  A $250 deposit is due upon acceptance to secure your spot at the summer retreat, and full fees are due by May 1.


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