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CONFERENCE IN SEPTEMBER
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h year a small group of published writers of speculative fiction get together for one special week in a secluded residential location in beautiful Snowdonia, North Wales, to critique work, discuss ideas and generally connect with other writers. Note: Speculative fiction includes science fiction, fantasy and all their sub genres.

WRITERS' RETREAT IN THE SPRING
We also run a Milford Writers Retreat at Trigonos in the spring. (June in 2020. May in 2021 and 2022) No formal crit sessions, just plenty of time to write and the company of other writers when you need it.

For questions, or if you wish to go on the mailing list for future Milford conferences or retreats, email jacey(at)jaceybedford.co.uk, or phone 01484 606230.

Booking forms are on the relevant pages
We operate a waiting list system if the retreat is fully booked you can still put your name down in case of cancellations..
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Information about attending Milford September Conference .
Skip explanations. Go straight to booking.

  • Limited to a maximum of 15 participants.
  • Open to writers from the UK and abroad.
  • Newcomers are always welcome. (Conference places ringfenced for newcomers until Easter each year.)
  • Adult and children's authors, novelists and short story writers, multi-published authors and relative newcomers. Must be science fiction/fantasy.
  • Conference attendees must have sold at least one story to a recognised market to qualify for attendance. If in doubt about qualifications, please talk to us.
  • Constructive peer-group critiquing.
  • Networking. A healthy exchange of ideas.
  • Conference: mornings are your own. Hard-working critique session in the afternoons. Sociable evenings - dinner and good conversation.
  • Friendly, constructive atmosphere.
  • Beautiful surroundings. Comfortable, warm accommodation. Single rooms. All ensuite (as of 2017 with the addition of four new rooms).
  • Locally produced & organic food. Special diets catered for.
  • Price in 2019 - £656 (Deposit £150. Balance £506. Discount of £35 for vegetarians.) Small price rise each year.
  • Price includes accommodation and all meals.
  • Deposit is non-refundable if you change your mind after booking, but fully refundable if you are on the waiting list and don't get a place.

Outdoor crit session 2014

Crit session round the sundial, September 2014
It's North Wales in September, so the weather can be unpredictable. We grabbed the sunshine while it was available and then discovered it was too bright for most people's laptop screens. Ah, it was a nice idea while it lasted.

Milford Bursaries for BAME Writers of Colour

Bursary recipients for Milford 2019 are Russell Smith (UK) and Joel D. Jacob (Philippines).

We have two bursaries available for 2020. Applications are open from September 2019 to the end of February 2020. Details here.

The bursary scheme is intended as an encouragement, not a quota. We operate an equal opportunities policy so all SF/F writers who are 'Milford qualified' are welcome to apply for the full-price Milford SF Writers' Conference places, subject to availability.

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2019 Milford Writers' Retreat

2019 Retreat

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2018 Milford Writers' Retreat

2018 Writers Retreat

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