Iota is proud to partner with the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine to offer one full scholarship. Iota and Stonecoast share a commitment to offering access to quality instruction to writers in this rural part of the state. Applications will be reviewed by an impartial committee and the decision will be made based on the merit of the writing sample and a statement of need. Applicants must live in Washington County Maine at least nine months out of the year to be considered.


Scholarship applications must be received or postmarked by April 15, 2017. Scholarship decisions will be made by Iota staff. Recipients will be notified by April 30, 2017.

All writers interested in applying for a scholarship for the Iota conference must first complete a conference application using our online submission manager.

After applying for the conference, download and complete the  Iota Scholarship Application. Include a check for $15 and mail to:

Iota Short Prose Conference
Inkslinger Conferences
114 Moore Road
Trescott, ME 04652

AWP Scholarship

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) offers three annual scholarships of $500 to be used at any member conference, center, festival, or retreat. Because Iota is a member, potential attendees may apply for this scholarship. The deadline is March 30 and information can be found here.



Apply to Iota: the Conference of Short Prose.