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Third Annual Mermaids Who Create Retreats

2nd Annual Mermaids Who Create Retreat

…and the characters came forth to reveal themselves  during my Mermaids Who Create Retreat by the sea…


Mermaid Cottages is now accepting applications for our Third Annual Mermaids Who Create Retreats, February 6, 7, 8 and 9 in 2014.

Published authors, writers, bloggers, screen writers, playwrights and journalists, and photographers and painters are invited to apply for a complimentary Mermaids Who Create Retreat.  All applications will be considered and invitations will be awarded via email on February 2, 2014.

Please copy and email this application request to mermaidmona@outlook.com (Mermaid Mona) no later than February 1, 2014.


Email Address:

Mailing Address:

Cell Phone:

Brief Biography:

Title(s) of Last Book(s), date of publication, and publishing house of my latest Book(s):


Title(s) of Published Works in Journalism, Newspapers, Print, etc, Name of Publication (Magazine, Newspaper,  etc) and Date Published:

Title(s) and date(s) of public art shows, art contests, art competitions, an offers:

The dates for the Third Mermaids Who Create Retreats are February 6, 7, 8 and 9 in 2014. 

Please let us know the type of cottage you’d like to request:

_____ Pet Friendly

_____ Number of Bedrooms

_____ Number of Baths

_____ Ground Level

_____ Raised Cottage

Participants are responsible for:

* Transportation

* Meals and recreation

* $69 Reservations Fee

* Housekeeping (ranges from $100-$200 according to the individual cottage offered)

* Pet Fee if you’re bringing a pet

Please note:  If you are selected for a Mermaids Who Create Retreat, cottages will be assigned based on availability.  We are not able to guarantee specific cottages.  All Fees (Reservations Fee, Housekeeping Fee and Pet Fee, if applicable) are due prior to arrival and payable by check.

Statement of Intent:

_____I understand I will be submitting a short story or essay of at least 1500 words or an original painting or original, artistic photographs to Mermaid Cottages in exchange for my stay from February 6-9, 2014. I also understand if my application is accepted I will be required to sign a separate permission form to allow Mermaid Cottages to publish my submitted short story/essay, art and/or photography.

In exchange for this complimentary vacation cottage stay, writers, artists and photographers agree to submit a short story or essay, original art painting or original, artistic photographs to Mermaid Cottages to possibly be included in a published compendium of stories about Tybee Island, GA. Authors will agree to license Mermaid Cottages to use their story, art and photography 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 Mermaids Who Create 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 artist’s painting or photography must be original and created to commemorate Tybee Island or some aspect of the locale, either as a setting or a subject.  We highly recommend the subject also include in some way the cottage in which the artist or photographer stays.

An agreement to write, paint, photograph and permission to license your story, art work and photography will be part of the application to your Mermaids Who Create Retreat. Stories must be submitted as a Word document within 30 days of the end of your stay at Mermaid Cottages.  Completed paintings and photographs must be submitted within 30 days of the end of your stay, as well.

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

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