Former Guests Rave about
When Words Count Retreat:
“My expectations were met, exceeded, then exceeded on top of that!”
—Greg Norris, Novelist/Screenwriter
“It’s an 11 on a scale of one-to-ten. The food is phenomenal; the ambience fantastic!”
—Jan Cannon, Non-Fiction Author
“I like 5-star experiences, so when I got here and saw it was 5-star, I said, ‘Oh, man!”
—Amber Maiden, Author/Memoirist
“Everything was just wonderful… It’s very hard to leave.”
—Lisa Cordeiro, Novelist
“I didn’t expect the caliber of writers. The food is unbelievable. You need to come experience the energy!”
—Chrissie van Wormer, Non-Fiction Author
Move that ‘book project’ forward
with 4-Days, 3-Nights of FREE
room accommodations at
When Words Count Retreat, Vermont
Write It Now! Sweepstakes Entry Form — Drawing April 22nd!
Come to Our “Home in the Hollows” for the Writing Experience of a Lifetime
Four beautifully appointed rooms (the Hemingway, Dickinson, Ellison and Miller) await you in a country-elegant setting designed to free you to write as never before. Breathtaking scenery will greet you at every turn, while shaded country lanes and meandering paths beckon. Chef Paul will prepare his delightful cuisine three-times-a-day, and on clear nights, the Milky Way will light up the sky.
Why Are We Doing This?
We are making this incredible offer available to writers in order to build awareness for our retreat and to honor the many authors who labor in obscurity, skillfully bringing words and stories to life on the page. We hope your retreat experience will so recharge your batteries and renew your spirits that, afterward, you will eagerly tell others!
Who is Eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian writers, 18 years and older, who are currently working on a book, and who have not previously been selected as a winner, or alternate winner, in a When Words Count Retreat sweepstakes4 may enter. (Previous winners who either failed to claim their prizes or who never came to the retreat are ineligible.) To enter, simply complete and submit the entry form on the right. Please thoroughly review the contest’s Official Rules in advance. Good luck!
How Will I Know if I’ve Won?
We will notify winners 3 ways on Monday, April 22nd:
- By phone and/or text message (be sure to give us your cell phone number – and check your messages repeatedly Monday night!)
- By email. To make sure the winner announcement with your Prize-Claim link arrives in your inbox, add: firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts list NOW. Only that email will contain the prize-claim link!
- On Facebook.We will list all Grand Prize winners, and alternates, by their First Name initials, Last Names and place of residence.) on our Official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/whenwordscountretreat.
Winners have until 11:59 P.M., EDT, THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH to claim their prizes, choose their dates and prepay for their meal service, which also serves as a room hold. In instances where When Words Count Retreat cannot fulfill a winner’s first or second choice of dates, or come up with a satisfactory alternate date, the Retreat will promptly issue a full refund). Requested dates will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis for all designated Sunday-Tuesday and Wednesday- Friday prize dates occurring in May or June, 2013.
2Void Where Prohibited. Sweepstakes prizes are non-transferable and may not be combined with any other offer. Each prize has a cash-surrender value of 1/100,000th of a cent. Meal-service prepayments/room holds are non-refundable, except in the instances covered above. Winners who must cancel or otherwise decline their sweepstakes prizes after first scheduling/confirming sweepstakes visits shall receive a non-transferable credit equal to the amount of any advance payment made. The credit will be good for one year from its date of issue and may be applied toward any portion of any future purchase of a When Words Count Retreat visit or book-coaching service.
3A 17% Guest Services Fee, for housekeeping, hospitality, wifi and hash-session coaching services, shall be applied against the Prize-Package value at check in. Meal Service, at $55 per person per day, is additional and is subject to a 17% service fee in lieu of gratuity as well as applicable VT state sales taxes.
4All winners shall be selected randomly, by random.org.