The 2023 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from Wednesday, August 16 to Saturday, August 26 in Ripton, Vermont.

All applications are due by February 15. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

2023 Conference Fees

Application Fee: $20
Contributors: $3,985 (includes tuition, $2,620; room, $475; board, $890)  

See Application Information for descriptions of financial aid and scholarship categories and amounts.

Acceptance Notification

Notification letters will be sent via email in late May. A confirmation form to hold your spot is due soon after notification of acceptance, and the conference fees are due in July.

All participants must pay in full before arriving on campus. No refund of fees will be made for participants who must leave the conference early.