Miami Beach: New 5-day Writer’s Retreat at The Standard Spa, includes airfare + meals

The Standard & The Miami Rail are teaming up to take the “tortured” out of “tortured writer.”
The Standard & The Miami Rail are pleased to announce a new writer’s retreat program at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach. The 5-day program is open to published writers of diverse genres, including (but not limited to) art writing and criticism, personal essay, fiction, creative non-fiction, nature writing, text-based art, profiles, and poetry.

Each application should include:

A CV accompanied by a short biography

2-3 examples of previous work, not to exceed 50 pages in total

A brief letter explaining what the writer seeks to accomplish during his/her stay 

The writer will receive: 

Five nights stay at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

Airfare and transportation to and from Miami Beach

A curated itinerary of cultural experiences intended to fire the writer’s imagination and serve as fodder for their work 

Joint publication of a new work developed during the retreat in The Miami Rail and Standard Culture 

An event at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, co-presented by The Standard & The Miami Rail, showcasing the work of the resident 

$350 stipend to be used towards meals at the hotel

Applications will be judged by the editors of The Miami Rail and Standard Culture, and should be submitted electronically as one complete .pdf to

All applications are due May 1, 2017 and must be in English or include an English translation. 


CONTEST RULES: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. Void where prohibited by law. Contest is co-sponsored by The Miami Rail and Standard International Management, LLC (the “Sponsors”). The Contest is open from March 17, 2017 through May 1, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.  The Contest entry materials will be judged based on craft and creativity and one (1) winner will be chosen among all eligible entries (the “Contest Winners”). Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. The Contest Winner will receive a five (5) day stay in at The Standard Spa, Miami, one (1) economy class roundtrip airfare to/from Miami, and a $350 food & beverage credit, total valued at approximately $2,500 (“Prize”). The Contest Winner will be announced via email by June 1, 2017. No other travel expenses will be provided. The Contest Winner must provide a valid credit card for all incidentals. The Prize must begin by June 30, 2017. The Prize is non-transferable and is not redeemable for other products, services or monetary value. No refund will be provided, and any portion of the Prize that is not used is forfeited. The Prize is subject to the Hotel’s terms and conditions. By entering into this Contest, Participants grant to The Miami Rail and Standard International Management, LLC an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free unrestricted right to use the Participant’s name, hometown, likeness, biographical information, photograph, prize won and any other information provided (excluding the Contest entry materials) (collectively, the “Content”), whether alone or in combination with other materials (including but not limited to text, data, images, photographs, illustrations, and graphics, video or audio segments of any nature) in any advertising, promotion, publicity or merchandising, in any and all languages, formats, and media, now known and later devised, without further permission, review, notice or compensation of any kind.

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