Weekend Workshop Intensives 


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 want to host quarterly weekend-long writing intensives beginning in 2020. These intensives will correspond to our quarterly issues, revolve around a given theme, and be 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.

Past contributors: $40

All past contributors can sign up for the live workshop conferences for $40.

Participants who haven’t been published with Longleaf: $80

All paying participants will get to join the weekend-long access to the live conferences and have password-protected access to all written material thereafter. 

Please note: all written content will be posted on a password-protected area of the site, and all past and present contributors will have access to this material for free.

Where does the money go?

100% of workshop fees go to the participating editor. If you’d like to support the journal and our efforts to pay our contributors, you can donate here.

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 after the release of each issue, with the weekend intensives starting two weeks later.

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.