Kindling Words is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are careful to keep the costs low to just balance our expenses. The tuition for our KWE in 2022 is $260, due upon registration, and non-refundable after the first of November. Please see the Location section for information about room & board fees.
We welcome gifts to the scholarship fund if you are having an abundant year. If you are hard-pressed to come, we offer scholarships. Please inquire to the registrar. Scholarships are our way of leveling the playing field. A gift to the fund is a gift to the entire Children’s Literature community.
Here’s how Kindling Words East works.
Kindling Words is open only to authors, illustrators and editors working with a traditional children’s book publisher. If you meet this eligibility requirement, you may sign up. To be included in the official email invitation, enter your contact info into the Email List Sign-up.
The lottery link is not public. You get it in an email when you sign up for the list. If you have eligible friends, do encourage them to sign up for the email list (link above.)
Historically, Kindling Words has generated a great deal of excitement, and we usually are able to accept about a third of the people who sign up for the lottery. We take great pains to make the lottery fair so that people are not turned away year after year.
As plans change, a number of people do get in off the wait-list.
People who are local are put in a special group, no matter how far down they are on the wait-list. When a last-minute spot opens, they will be notified in order of their lottery number. Local will now be in the greater Boston area.
All that said, we have no idea how many in our community will be willing and able to gather in person even with our Covid restrictions. This well could be be the year with a short lottery.
Important Dates & Deadlines
The lottery for 2022 will be open all day on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021. In order to receive the link to the lottery, please be sure to sign up for our email list by Friday, September 10th.
Participants will be notified about a week after the lottery, and the registration/tuition deadline will be Friday, September 30, 2021. After that, unregistered spots will go to people on the waitlist.
All tuition fees are non-refundable after November 1, 2021.