Applications for the 2018 workshop will be accepted beginning December 1, 2017.


Send an application to each of the following addresses:

Walter Jon Williams
16 James Sanchez Lane
Belen, NM 87002

Nancy Kress
4429A 44th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116

In each package, please include a copy of the application form and a sample of writing in standard manuscript format, of less than 10,000 words.  This may be a self-contained story or an excerpt from a longer work.  If it’s a novel excerpt, please include a short (2-3 page) outline of the entire work.

In the package to Walter Jon Williams, please include a check made out to Walter Jon Williams for the $35 non-refundable application fee.

Click Here for the Application Form in PDF Format

Click Here for the Application Form in HTML (web) Format

Mail to:

Walter Jon Williams
16 James Sanchez Lane
Belen, NM 87002

No email applications are acceptable at this time.

Ask any questions by emailing here:


The cost for the entire workshop, including lodging, is as follows:

  • Application received by January 1, 2018: $3300
  • Application received by March 1. 2018: $3500
  • Application received after March 1, 2018: $3800

At present, no payment by credit card is possible.  Payment by check, money order, or PayPal only.


No refunds are possible after May 1st.

Terran Award

The Terran Award, given by George R.R. Martin, will be given annually to one applicant from a nation where English is not the primary language.  The award will cover tuition and fees, but not travel or meals.  If you wish to apply for the award, please indicate this in an appendix to your application.  Applications, submissions, and sample fiction must be in English.


At present, a small amount of scholarship money is available to offset tuition costs.  If you are interested in this scholarship, please describe your need and situation in an appendix to your application.

College Credit
We will do our best to cooperate, but you will have to arrange this with your university.