The Writers Retreat at Sandy Bend,Florida offers two- and four-week residencies annually in November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a secluded Sanibel Island home. Residents are provided with a private room, space and undistracted time. Resident authors will be responsible for their own meals in the shared kitchen and will meet for dinner each evening.

Authors will have an opportunity for an individual, private critique with Susan Gardner, poet, publisher and founding editor of Red Mountain Press.

There is no fee for the residency. Using the online application system, submit 10 pages of poetry or up to 15 pages of prose, a project proposal, a professional cv, and a $35 application fee by April 30.