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1st Annual Mermaid Cottages Writer Retreats


photo by Willa Johnson

Once upon a time soon to be, in a cozy  cottage near the sea, writers on retreat will ponder, “Oh what an inspiration to create stories about Tybee Island life these historic  Mermaid Cottages must be.”

Mermaid Cottages  announces our invitation to published authors and journalists to be our guests for our1st Annual Mermaid Cottage Writer Retreats.  From November 2011 through February 2012, invited writers will enjoy the complimentary use of a cottage as a getaway to write and create new literary works.

In exchange for this complimentary vacation cottage stay,  writers agree to submit a short story or essay to Mermaid Cottages to possibly be included in a published compendium of stories about Tybee Island, GAAuthors will agree to license Mermaid Cottages to use their story in a published book, along with proper credit and a biography of each author, on the Mermaid Cottages’ website, and in any way to promote Mermaid Cottages Writer Retreats.

A writer’s story or essay must be a minimum of 1500 words and revolve around Tybee Island, or some aspect of the locale, either as a setting or a subject.  We highly recommend the story line also include in some way the cottage in which the writer stays.  Any literary genre of story or essay is acceptable, including but not limited to memoir, mystery, fantasy, romance, horror, fiction and non-fiction.

An agreement to write and permission to license your story will be part of the application to your Mermaid Cottages retreat.  Stories must be submitted as a Word document within 30 days of the end of your stay at Mermaid Cottages.

We support the arts and want to publicize Tybee Island and Mermaid Cottages as a unique artistic retreat.  It is our hope that these retreats will become a regular feature of our island and the publication of a book of short stories will serve to promote the arts in our area.

Applications will be booked on a first come basis as availability is limited.  Be sure to follow us on our Blog, on Facebook and on Twitter to find out how you can apply for the Mermaid Cottages Writer Retreats.

Once upon a time soon to be writers will be on retreat by the sea.  Our Mermaid Cottages are here to help introduce your characters and bring them to life.  Welcome to the Mermaid Cottages Writer Retreats.

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