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$5.00 USD

Ends on 3/15/2015

Presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University
Get Away to Write - Spain
A Getaway for Poets and Writers
July 14-21, 2015, Tavertet, Spain

Are you a writer who loves to travel? Join us this summer in beautiful northern Spain immerse yourself in a supportive week-long writing experience that will energize and inspire you. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, panoramic cliff top views and excursions to Barcelona and the town of Vic, where the outdoor market dates back to the 9th century.


This award offers a $1,000 scholarship to a first-time participant in one of Murphy Writing of Stockton University’s international programs. The recipient will need to pay the remainder of the program fee, transportation to Spain and personal expenses.

A panel of judges will review the submissions and make their selections based on a combination of merit and need. Applications will be accepted from Feb. 15 to Mar. 15, 2015. There is a $5 application fee to help offset the cost of administering the scholarship. Requirements:

  • Be a first-time participant in one of Murphy Writing of Stockton University’s international programs who is 18 or older as of July 1, 2015.
  • You do not need to be a US resident to apply, but you must be able to pay the associated fees in USD via a credit or debit card.
  • Prepare a brief bio, a paragraph describing your financial need and a brief personal statement telling us why you would like to attend, each 150 words or less.
  • Format a single document with 5 pages of poetry (one poem per page, single spaced) or 5 pages of prose (double spaced). It is up to you whether to submit published or unpublished piece(s). Excerpts of longer pieces are okay. Please note that if your submission exceeds 5 pages and/or does not meet the formatting guidelines, your application will not be able to be considered.
  • Complete this online application with the files above and pay the $5 application fee, which is used to help administer the scholarship process.
  • Please note: We are unable to accept snail mail applications.
  • Deadline: Mar. 15, 2015.
  • Scholarship recipients will be announced by Apr. 8, 2015 on www.murphywriting.com/spain.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am a poet, but am looking to expand into nonfiction. Is it possible for me to send a writing sample of both? What do you suggest?
A: We can only consider one application per writer and recommend submitting your strongest work. It's just fine if you submit work in a different genre than you would like to write at the program; we hear from a number of writers who want to expand into a new genre and support it wholeheartedly.

Q: I would like to sign up for the program to ensure I get a seat. Is it still possible to apply for the scholarship and will I get a refund if I am selected?
A: Yes, you are absolutely welcome to apply as long as you meet the other requirements. The same Fine Print and Cancellation Policy applies regardless of whether you apply for a scholarship or not.

Q: Where can I find out more about the program?
A: www.murphywriting.com/spain