BREAD LOAF WRITERSCONFERENCES FAQ

Below you will see a FAQ for attendees and applicants to the 2021 in-person conferences. Please note that there are three sections: Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference and Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference in June; Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in August; and Bread Loaf in Sicily in September.

Posted on February 3, 2021
 

***CONFERENCES IN JUNE***

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference and Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference

Based on my acceptance into the 2020 BL Environmental/BL Translators’ in-person conference, I received an invitation to attend the 2021 in-person session. Will it be possible to use this acceptance to attend the 2021 remote workshops and events?
Yes, all accepted participants currently scheduled to attend the 2021 in-person conference will receive an email invite to take part in the 2021 remote workshops and events. Please refer to the letter sent out by Bread Loaf staff and contact the Bread Loaf office with any questions.

Based on my acceptance into the 2020 BL Environmental/BL Translators’ in-person conference, I received an invitation to attend the 2021 in-person session. Will it be possible to defer my acceptance to the 2022 in-person conference?
Unfortunately, it will not be possible to defer acceptance to the 2021 in-person conference to the 2022 in-person conference. The application process for the 2022 in-person conference will be a fresh start, so to speak. We do, however, hope you will enjoy taking part in the 2021 remote workshops and events. Please refer to the letter sent out by Bread Loaf staff and contact the Bread Loaf office with any questions.

I submitted an application for the 2021 BL Environmental/BL Translators’ in-person conference. Why didn’t I receive a notification letter for 2021?
We regret that the pandemic interrupted the review process for this year’s conference, and we are unable to send notification letters for the 2021 in-person program. For the Bread Loaf Translators’ and Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ conferences, those who wish to transfer their in-person application to the remote workshop application process may do so. An application fee refund is available for those who would rather not. See more details in the following FAQ.

May I use my 2021 application for the BL Environmental/BL Translators’ in-person conference to apply for the 2021 remote workshops rather than submit a new application for the remote workshops?
For the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ and Bread Loaf Translators’ conferences, it will be possible to use the 2021 application for the in-person conference to be considered for the remote workshops. Please refer to the letter sent out by Bread Loaf staff and contact the Bread Loaf office with any questions. Those who do not wish to have their application considered for the remote workshops will receive a refund for the application fee.

What will the June remote workshops and events be like?
We’ll be able to share more details soon and will update the website at that time. For now we are able to share that the remote workshops will feature an expanded list of faculty to choose from; small, six-person groups; an individual meeting with the workshop leader; two meetings with guest agents/editors; and access to a lecture series featuring all original content developed just for this special gathering.

May I use my 2021 BL Environmental/BL Translators’ application to apply for next year rather than submit a new application for 2022?
It will not be possible to use the 2021 application to apply for the 2022 conference.  It will be necessary to submit a new application when the 2022 applications become available in the fall.

What are the 2022 BL Environmental/BL Translators’in-person conference dates?
Though the 2022 dates have not yet been determined, we can note now that the conference will take place in June.

When will the 2022 BL Environmental/BL Translators’ information and applications be available online?
Applications and information for 2022 will be available via the website in the fall of 2021.

 

***CONFERENCE IN AUGUST**

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

I submitted an application for the 2021 in-person Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Why didn’t I receive a notification letter for 2021?
We regret that the pandemic interrupted the review process for this year’s conference, and we are unable to send notification letters for the 2021 in-person program.

What happens to my application fee?
All applicants for the 2021 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in-person program will receive a refund of their application fee for each category they applied for.

May I use my 2021 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference application for the in-person conference to apply for the remote workshops rather than submit a new application for the 2021 remote workshops?
For the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, it will not be possible to use the 2021 application for the in-person conference to apply for the remote workshops. It will be necessary to submit a remote workshop application when they become available. (Please note that all 2021 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in-person program applicants will receive a refund for that in-person conference application fee—see FAQ listing above.)

What will the August remote workshops and events be like?
We’ll be able to share more details soon and will update the website at that time. For now we are able to share that the remote workshops will feature an expanded list of faculty to choose from; small, six-person groups; an individual meeting with the workshop leader; two meetings with guest agents/editors; and access to a lecture series featuring all original content developed just for this special gathering.

What will the application period be for the remote-workshop applications?
The remote-workshop applications will launch on February 15, and the application deadline will be later in the spring. More details will become available at the time of the webpage and application launch, on February 15.

May I use my 2021 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference application to apply for next year rather than submit a new application for 2022?
It will not be possible to use the 2021 application to apply for the 2022 conference.  It will be necessary to submit a new application when the 2022 applications become available in the fall.

Will any of the eligibility requirements for financial aid for the 2020 or 2021 in-person Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference be extended to the application process for the 2022 in-person conference? The application process for the 2022 in-person conference will be a fresh start, so to speak. Criteria listed for financial aid that year will pertain solely to that year and will not include adjustments to account for any changes related to the previous two years. An exception to this will be the Returning Contributor Award category. See more below.

The in-person 2020 and 2021 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences were cancelled. Who will be eligible to apply for a Returning Contributor Award in 2022?
Those who attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in August as paying contributors in 2019 will be eligible to apply for the awards in 2022. 

I applied for a fellowship in 2020 and/or 2021 and following the application directions gifted a Kindle copy of the book to Bread Loaf.  If I choose to apply again in 2022, will I need to submit another copy of my book with my 2022 application?
2020 and/or 2021 fellow applicants who meet the fellowship criteria in 2022 and choose to apply for the 2022 in-person conference will not need to gift the book again for the 2022 process. Normally it’s not possible to keep a book on file from one year to the next, but we will in this case be able to keep the fellow books on file for the additional year.

I applied for a fellowship in 2020 and/or 2021 and following the application directions gifted a Kindle copy of the book to Bread Loaf.  In 2022 I will no longer meet the fellowship requirements for that year and according to the FAQ note above, I will not be able to apply for a fellowship for the 2022 in-person conference. May I receive a refund for that book expense?
Yes, if this situation applies to you and you would like to receive a refund for that book expense, we will be able to do that. Please send an email to Bread Loaf staff to let them know.

What are the 2022 in-person Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference dates?
Though the 2022 dates have not yet been determined, we can note now that the conference will take place in mid-August.

When will the 2022 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference information and applications be available online?
Applications and information for 2022 will be available via the website in the fall of 2021.

 

***CONFERENCE IN SEPTEMBER***

Bread Loaf in Sicily

We continue to consult with Middlebury College’s medical experts and senior administration regarding Bread Loaf in Sicily. It is not known at this time when it will be possible to host the next Bread Loaf in Sicily conference. We will share more information as it becomes available.