Costs and Travel

The comprehensive conference fee is $425. The application fee is $25.

Applications, including fees, writing samples, and letters of recommendation, will be due by March 1, 2017.

Letters of acceptance will be mailed on or before May 1, 2017.

Send applications to:

The Northern Pen Young Writers' Conference
Leslie Leyland Fields
4022 Cliffside Rd.
Kodiak, AK 99615

The comprehensive fee covers travel from Anchorage (Ted Stevens International Airport) to the conference center on Thursday, all food, lodging, and excursions during the conference, and return travel to Anchorage on Sunday. Attendees are responsible for their own travel to and from Anchorage, Alaska and for any additional excursions in Alaska before or after the conference.

There will be two scholarships available.
One scholarship, generously sponsored by the Outdoor Writers Association of America, will be for a student with a demonstrated interest in outdoor and/or nature writing. Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should submit a sample of their outdoor and/or nature writing as part of their application.
A second need-based scholarship - The Zach and Kaitlyn Blom Scholarship for Rural Alaskans - will be reserved for a high school student from—and currently studying in—the state of Alaska.
Students selected to receive scholarships will be notified at the time of acceptance.