NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person event is currently suspended until further notice. RAWR7 will be hosted virtually using a combination of internet collaboration technologies.

Interested individuals at least eighteen years of age and older (18+) may apply by filling out our application form hosted on Google Forms. Note that you will only be allowed a single application and you must have a Google account to log in. If you do not have a Google account. you may create one as part of the process.



Applications are processed and completed across the span of five weeks. While times indicated below are approximate, this process outline is a good general guideline:

  1. As applications arrive: received applications (the form and the practical exercise) are reviewed for completeness. Any issues are generally resolved during this time period first to expedite their processing after applications are closed. Application date opening and closing changes from year to year, so following us on Twitter, or checking the main page from time to time will be the best way to find out the exact deadline.
  2. Approximately three to four months before the event: no more applications for the current session are accepted. Applications are fully reviewed a second time for completeness; any applications not reviewed at this time go through first-pass procedures. Should any problems arise, they are corrected at this point in time. Application stories which fail the submission criteria may be rejected. 
  3. Approximately three months before the event: applications are processed and candidate selections are finalized.
  4. Approximately two months before the event: Selected candidates are notified and given the opportunity to accept or reject their seat offer.
  5. Approximately one months before the event: applicants should have submitted their decisions. If a decision has not been received, the administrator may take appropriate steps. Candidates must pay the full amount due for registration to the event or make a payment plan, subject to approval by the administrator.
  6. Event Day: The event happens. Candidates are welcomed!



Our application consists of two principal parts:


Basic Information, Contacts, and Getting to Know You

We gather information about you, your interests, and your goals while as a workshop attendee. For in-person events, we also gather information about allergies, medical needs, emergency contacts, age, and other information we might need in order to help you in the case of an emergency. Some of this information is also collected for legal purposes.


Practical Exercise

We ask applicants to submit a new or previously published sample of their writing as part of the application. The sample should be no longer than 6,000 words and submitted in standard manuscript format in a serif font. More details can be found on the Submissions page.

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