For acceptance to any of our international retreats, email a fiction or nonfiction manuscript of between 10 to 15 pages (or 2,500 to 4,000 words). Please specify which genre you’ve submitted and which retreat and workshop you wish to attend. For those interested in the Thailand generative prose workshop, please submit a short statement (up to 750 words) describing your writing background and why you’re interested in writing creatively in fiction and/or nonfiction.


Iceland apply by March 12 • Thailand & Telunas apply by June 2

Exception Authors at Large 2016 retreat participants or manuscript clients and former MFA students of either Robin or Xu Xi need not submit a manuscript. Email us at to let us know which retreat (Iceland, Thailand or Telunas Private Island) you would like to attend or use this contact form.

Note: Final acceptance to all retreats & workshops are subject to receipt of your firm registration & payment which is first come first served. Once a retreat is filled we will not accept any more applicants.




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