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Application Information

Iota application and registration have been suspended for 2019.

More updates coming soon. 

Iota opens for general applications on February 8, 2019. Between February 1 – 7, applications are open exclusively to Iota alumni and graduates or current students of the Stonecoast MFA program.

To apply: Submit a sample of original work and an application form. All materials can be submitted online or through the mail.

Acceptance is based on the strength and promise of the writing sample and evidence that the applicant will benefit from the conference. The workshops are designed to accommodate both published writers and those in the early stages of their careers.

Applicants must be at least eighteen years old.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, contact information and a writing sample (up to 5 pages) with $15 non-refundable reading fee using our submission manager
Send postal submissions with cover letter, contact information, $15 fee to:

Penny Guisinger
Iota Conference
Inkslinger Conferences
114 Moore Road
Trescott, ME 04652

Writing sample should be double-spaced in doc, docx, rtf or pdf format.
If your work does not fit these formats, please contact us:

Please do not send your only copy, we recycle manuscripts.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Notification of application status will be made within ten days. Upon acceptance, registration materials will be sent.


Conference fees will not be refunded if participant withdraws from the program after June 1.

Full refund minus reading fee will be made for cancellations prior to June 1.

For scholarship information, click here.