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Milford SF Writers' Conference

Each 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.

Report on Milford 2016

Milford 2017 will be held 9th to 16th September.
Places are now all allocated for 2017, but we have a waiting list and in past years we have managed to offer places to most of the waiting list

Book now for 2017 or 2018

If you wish to go on the mailing list for future Milfords, email jacey(at), or phone 01484 606230.

Information about attending.
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  • Limited to a maximum of 15 participants
  • Open to writers from the UK and abroad.
  • Newcomers are always welcome. (places ringfenced for newcomers until 4 weeks after Easter each year.)
  • Adult and children's authors, novelists and short story writers, multi-published authors and relative newcomers. Must be science fiction/fantasy.
  • 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.
  • Mornings are your own. Hard-working afternoons. Sociable evenings.
  • Friendly, constructive atmosphere.
  • Beautiful surroundings. Comfortable accommodation.
  • Locally produced & organic food. Special diets catered for.
  • Price in 2017 - £610 (Deposit £150. Balance £460)
  • Price includes accommodation and all meals.

Because Milford has been over-subscribed for the past few years we ask that people do not attend more than two years in a row without stepping back and taking a break of at least a year. If you have attended for two years running and then apply for a third consecutive year you will only get a place at the last minute if we are under-booked.

Outdoor crit session 2014

Crit session round the sundial, September 2014



Our bursary writers for 2017 are
Suyi Okunbowa (Lagos, Nigeria)
Dolly Garland (London, England)

We look forward to welcoming them both to Milford in September

Due to the generosity of the committee of the 8Squared Eastercon, and an anonymous (writer) donor, Milford SF Writers' Conference is able to offer two funded places for self-identifying science fiction/fantasy writers of colour, i.e. of black or minority ethnicity, to attend the 2017 Milford SF Writers' Conference in the UK from 9th - 16th September.

We only have two bursaries available, however 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.

2016 Milford write up

Milford group 2016

2015 Milford write up

Milford 2015


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