Dear Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Participant,

We’re glad you’re coming and look forward to working with you!

Bread Loaf fosters communities where open-mindedness, respect, and appreciation are truly valued and where each person can thrive and benefit from their time on the mountain.

Below you will find details about the information and materials needed in order to prepare for the session. In the months and weeks leading up to the conference, we’ll post information and updates to this web page. We’ll send an email to let you know when new information is available and to keep you informed of upcoming deadlines.

Thank you for taking a close look at the information noted here and submitting the materials requested. If you think of any questions, please let us know.

Noreen Cargill, Administrative Director
Jason Lamb, Coordinator

Acceptance Materials

Please use the following information and links to complete acceptance materials by the due dates noted:

  • Workshop and Directory: The Workshop Leader and Directory Form acts as your confirmation to attend the conference and allows you to submit your top choices for workshop leader. Please submit this form by Thursday, June 1 or the by the date noted in your notification letter. You’ll also be able to include any food allergies that need special attention and emergency contact information.

  • Request for Workshop Manuscript: Please upload your manuscript for workshop critique by Thursday, June 1 or by the date noted in your notification letter. 

  • Payment Schedule: Please review the payment schedule and cancellation policy.

  • Travel Information: Review our travel and logistics information, including driving directions, details on how to make shared taxi arrangements to travel from the Burlington Airport to campus, and access to online carpooling for those who would like to share long distance travel with another Bread Loafer, among other details.


Please click here to read the 2023 Conferences Covid-19 Protocols that apply to all attendees. All are expected to read and be familiar with the protocols as described here.

Additional links for your reference:

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences COVID-19 Information

Middlebury COVID-19 Updates Page


Middlebury College Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center provides confidential services and reasonable accommodations for students who have disabilities affecting any of the following: learning, vision, hearing, speech, mobility, physical health, and psychological health.

For more specific information, see the Accommodation Request Form for Summer Programs as well as an overview of Middlebury’s ADA Policy and Procedures. If you submit the Accommodation Request Form, please enter “Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference” in the Summer Program field.

Conference Materials

We will post the following information as it becomes available. We’ll send you an email to let you know when each of these may be accessed.

Dates subject to change.

Agent/Editor Meeting Sign-Up: Available on June 30, and all submit a form by July 10.

Notification Regarding Workshop Leader: Sent via email on July 7.

Bread Loaf Handbook: Available on July 14.

The Bread Loaf Handbook Includes a packing list and information regarding workshops, readings, and Bread Loaf facilities, including housing, meals, Wi-Fi access, and cell phone service, among other details.

Access to Student Manuscripts and Assignment for First Workshop: Available via Google Drive on July 19.

Newcomer’s Guide: Available on July 19.

Created with first-time Bread Loafers in mind, we invite everyone to take a look at the information included here. We think it will be helpful to read as you start to prepare for the conference.

Participant Photo and Bio Upload: Available on July 26, and participants upload their bio and photo by August 2.

    New England Review Special Offer for Bread Loafers

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    Dear Bread Loafers, 

    Greetings from Vermont, and from New England Review! As a Middlebury College cousin to Bread Loaf, we’d like to offer you a special discount on a print subscription, to help get you excited for your next trip to Vermont — and to get the conversation started.

    Here’s our special offer for Bread Loafers only. We hope to see you up on the mountain this summer!

    Warm regards and be well, from us all at New England Review.