From late November to the end of February, we will welcome you and your fellow winners to our fully modernized and restored former farmhouse and country inn, which we have recast as a place to free you to write as never before. We are making this incredible offer (average retail value: $260.70) to help spread the word about our exceptional writer’s destination and to honor writers like you, who labor in obscurity, skillfully bringing your stories to life on the page, despite the often long odds of securing traditional publishers. We hope your retreat experience will recharge your batteries and uplift your spirits and that, afterward, you will share your experience with your fellow writers.)

Winners will be listed by First Initial, Last Name and place of residence, on our Facebook page on November 15th. Winners also will be notified, at that time, by email and by phone. Prizes unclaimed after midnight 11/18/12 shall be forfeit and alternate winners will be chosen.

As our guest, you will stay in a well-appointed, private room, honoring a major American author. You will enjoy full run of our 16.5 acre property, its authentic farm buildings, scenic walkways and jogging paths. Outside, the Green Mountains, surround us on three sides, holding hollows in their loving embrace. And on crisp, clear nights, the Milky Way lights up the sky.

Special features and amenities:

  • Free, indoor/outdoor wireless Internet service
  • Free hors d’oeuvres, served during the evening
    cocktail hour
  • Gourmet meals1, prepared daily by our celebrated  Vermont chef
  • On-demand book editing and coaching services
1 Package does not include meals, which may be purchased, in advance, for $110, in lieu of our fully refundable reservation confirmation deposit.

Eligibility. All U.S. and Canadian writers, 18 years of age or older, who have not yet published their first book and who provide us with a one-page synopsis and two sample chapters from their unpublished work, may enter the contest. Simply complete the entry form to the right. Please thoroughly review the contest’s official rules.

Grand Opening Giveaway Entry Form

Enter no more than once, and please provide all requested information. (Multiple entries, and partially completed entry forms, will be disqualified.)

Entry period deadline: Friday, August 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

Winner Notification: We will announce the winners on our Facebook page no later than Monday, September 3, 2012, at 5 p.m. EST. We also will contact the winners, directly, either by email or phone.