Mermaids Who Create 2014 was wonderful! Follow our Blog to learn more about these incredible writers, artists and creators. Tybee has a full calendar in 2015, so we’ll look to invite the next group of Mermaids Who Create in 2016. If you’ve contacted us to express your interest in participating, we have your contact information on our waiting list and we’ll let you know when the next group will be invited to come and create with us!
In exchange for this complementary vacation cottage stay, writers, photographers and artists agree to submit a short story, essay, photographs, paintings, screen plays and theatrical scripts to Mermaid Cottages to possibly be included in a published compendium of stories and art works about Tybee Island, GA. Authors and Artists will agree to license Mermaid Cottages to use their story in a published book to display their art and photographs, along with proper credit and a biography of each author, artist or photographer 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/photographer’s work must portray local scenes of life on Tybee Island and in some way include the cottage in which the artist/photographer stays.
Participants are responsible for:
* 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
* Fees due and payable by check prior to arrival (Reservations Fee, Housekeeping Fee and Pet Fee, if applicable)
An agreement to write and permission to license your story 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. Likewise, an agreement to complete and permission to license an artist’s or a photographer’s work will also be a part of the application, with the completed submission due within 30 days of the end of your stay.
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 and artistic works will serve to promote the arts in our area.