2015 Kimbilio [Fiction] Retreat – Deadline soon!

Have you heard of the Kimbilio Fellows, or the Kimbilio Retreat? Read on…

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Kimbilio Fellows come from across the diaspora and represent a wide range of visions and voices.  Among their ranks are people from many generations, who have distinguished themselves in an array of professions, and who bring to the community a wealth of knowledge and resources.  Some arrive early in their careers; others arrive with impressive publication credentials and prizes already under their belts.

Apply to the Kimbilio Retreat at https://kimbiliosubmissions.submittable.com/submit.

The retreat will take place on the SMU Campus in Taos, New Mexico from July 19-25, 2015 with departure on the morning of the 26th.  You are required to attend to entire retreat arriving for a 5:30pm dinner meeting on the 19th and departing on the morning of the 25th, no later than noon.  Tuition is covered by the Kimbilio Center for Fiction.  There is no application fee.  Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from the retreat as well as a small fee for room and board.  The application process consists of:

  • 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.  The application period ends March 15, 2015.  Acceptances will be announced in mid-April.  A $200 deposit is due by May 1st to secure your spot at the summer retreat.  More information about the Retreat and Kimbilio [Fiction] can be found on our website www.kimbiliofiction.com, Facebook, Twitter and our blog.  Just hit the Submit button below to apply.  You will receive an emailed receipt once your application has been successfully submitted.  Please check your spam folder before reporting lost applications.  We look forward to reading your work!