How to Participate

Step 1: Because space is limited, all interested participants must submit 5 polished poems (poems may not exceed 10 pages) to for a competitive screening process. In your email, please 1) state your interest in participating in Blue Doors 2020 and 2) submit your best work as a Word or PDF attachment no later than February 30, 2020.

Step 2: Receive confirmation from Blue Doors regarding the screening process and your submitted poems.

Step 3: Decide whether or not you will stay at the Galaxa Mansion, the Blue Doors’ sponsored residence. Decide whether you will reserve your stay as an individual, with a friend, or with family.

Step 4: 1) Complete the Blue Doors registration form and 2) submit your nonrefundable retreat payment by March 1, 2020 (for the price of $400.00).

Step 5: Receive confirmation of your submitted registration form and payment by Blue Doors, along with instructions for reserving your stay at the Galaxa, if that is your desired location.

Step 6: After you receive confirmation from Blue Doors, follow the provided instructions to reserve and confirm your stay at the Galaxa Mansion or the residence of your choice.

Step 7: Plan and purchase your tickets to Athens, Greece.

Step 8: Submit your 5 poems (not to exceed 10 pages) for workshop in May 2020 to When you send your poems for workshop, please include “Your Name: Poems for Workshop” in the subject line. Please include your name in the header of your documents as well.

Step 9: Arrive to Galaxidi, Greece, no later than June 21, 2020, and enjoy everything the retreat and Galaxidi have to offer!