The University of Iowa

Iowa Summer Writing Festival - Two-Week Novel July 14-26

Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Friday, July 26, 2019
Event group: 
Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Total cost is $1985. A $985 nonrefundable deposit is due upon acceptance.

Two-week workshops require a $35 nonrefundable submission fee. If you are accepted into the workshop, this fee will be applied toward your tuition.

If you are not admitted to a two-week workshop and wish to register for something else, your $35 submission fee can be applied toward another workshop. If you apply for a two-week intensive workshop and want to register for another workshop as a back-up, you may. We will transfer your registration and apply your fees toward the two-week workshop if you’re accepted.

Applications for the Novel and Memoir Manuscript Two-Week Intensive Workshops are due Tuesday, April 9, 2018. Pay your $35 submission fee by calling the Center for Conferences at 319-335-4141, or via online registration at Then email submission materials (detailed in the course description) to Please include the workshop title (Novel or Memoir Manuscript Workshop) and your name in the subject line.

We will notify you of decisions for two-week intensive workshops by Friday, April 26. If accepted, you must pay your nonrefundable deposit of $985 by Tuesday, May 7 to secure your spot. Full payment is due Tuesday, June 4. No refunds will be made after June 4.

If admitted to the two-week intensive workshop, plan to submit your full manuscript to the instructor via email for distribution to fellow workshop members no later than Tuesday, May 14.