Lit Camp is a juried writers conference. We accept no more than 40 of the best writers of fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. Genre writers welcome.

For 2020, we have 4 full scholarships available (in the sleeping back category).

how to apply

There is a $30 fee to apply.

Applications will be made online through

If there is a compelling reason you cannot submit online, please contact the Admissions Coordinator.


Our submittable site Kicked off early - apologies. You have until Midnight, February 10 to apply

important dates

October 1, 2019: Submissions open ($30 fee)

January 31, 2020: Submissions close

(One week grace period to midnight, February 10))

March 23, 2020: Notification of acceptance

April 4, 2020: Non-refundable payment due

May 10 - 15, 2020 Conference

What to Submit

No more than 4,000 words of your best unpublished prose.

Your submission need not be what you intend to workshop at Lit Camp.

Submissions can be a collection of several short pieces, i.e. more than one short story or essay, or a section of a longer work.

Please indicate whether you are submitting fiction, memoir, or narrative nonfiction.

Please title your submission as follows: Lastname-Genre-Title.

Wondering what to submit? Our judges are looking for originality, a story that hasn't been told before...or a familiar story told in a fresh way.


Lit Camp alum (& Board Member) Emily Cooke has some advice here