Weekend Workshop Intensives 


Please note: We are currently revising our Weekend Workshop Intensives to be more accessible for writers across time zones, family commitments, and professional obligations. We look forward to reconvening them in 2023.

What are we offering?

Since its inception, Longleaf has been writer-focused. We want our contributors to feel loved, proud of the space their work finds a home in, and part of a larger Longleaf family. In this spirit of community-building, Longleaf Review‘s editors have hosted quarterly weekend-long writing intensives since 2020. These intensives correspond to our quarterly issues, revolve around a given theme, and are applicable to all genres.

What will the workshop intensives include?

Written lectures, writing tasks, and three Zoom video conferences with the editor: a welcome conference, a shut-up-and-write style conference, and a wrap-up conference.

These intensives won’t be run like a formal workshop though: they are about generating or revising one’s own writing, though participants can bring in questions to the video conferences and post feedback and comments on the workshop forum.

How much does it cost?

Current contributors and volunteers: Free!

The workshop intensives are free for all contributors of Longleaf‘s most recent issue as well as Longleaf‘s volunteer staff.

General registrants: Pay-what-you-can

We believe in removing barriers, so our workshops are now pay-what-you-can. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Where does the money go?

100% of workshop fees go to the participating editor(s).

Who can sign up?

Sign-up will be available to all present contributors, volunteers, and participants who pay. There is a sign-up cap of 20 people per weekend intensive to make sure the workshop is worthwhile to all participants.

Because of space limitations, present contributors will have priority sign-up, followed by past contributors and volunteers, and then paying participants.

When will sign-up be available?

We will provide a Google sign-up form near the release of each issue, with the weekend intensives starting roughly two weeks after the issue release.

All current contributors to the latest issue will be enrolled automatically, with the rest of the participants getting selected by lotto should the number of people signing up exceed our limit.

At that point, anyone randomly selected in the lotto who needs to pay a fee will be billed for sign-up.