Applications being accepted for UOG writing retreat

A group of writers meets for a “Healing Through Writing” craft workshop hosted by the University of Guam Press on March 13. Photo courtesy of UOG.

The University of Guam Press (UOG Press) is accepting applications for the Mañe’lon i Mantitige’ Writing Retreat, scheduled for Feb. 5–8. Five applicants will be selected to attend an intensive four-day retreat based on the publishing potential of their writing, their commitment to their writing project, and a clearly expressed desire to publish their work.

The Mañe’lon i Mantitige’ Writing Retreat will take place in the quiet and beautiful village of Malesso’ to provide writers time and space to write away from their busy lives in a setting that inspires both creativity and productivity. A rigorous writing schedule will be maintained to allow writers to work on their manuscripts during uninterrupted time blocks. There will also be short activities planned throughout the retreat to create a sense of community among the writers and provide opportunities to share their writing and have meaningful discussions about their writing processes.

Writers interested in applying for the retreat must submit a completed application form and an early draft of a book manuscript they are working on in any genre of literature (fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, poetry, short story collection, young adult, etc.) by Dec. 15. All prose submissions must be 25 single-spaced pages. Poetry submissions must be 25 pages without spacing requirements.

The application form and requirements can be found at:

This writing retreat is part of UOG Press’s Mañe’lon i Mantitige’ Writers Fellowship project, which launched earlier this year with support from the Guam Economic Development Authority. The fellowship aims to foster writers at various stages of the writing process by providing peer-review writing workshops, published author presentations, editing and revision courses, and an intensive writing and revision retreat.

For more information, please contact Mañe’lon i Mantitige’ Fellowship Project Manager Akina Chargualaf at (671) 735-2154 or