How to create a writer's resume for colony/conference/retreat?

Hi SheWrites community!

I'm currently in the process of getting materials together to apply for summer/fall writing colonies, and am wondering about the resume. I'm a young writer, only about two years out of college, so many of my publications, productions, and awards are from college and even high school. What's the farthest back in time I should include ? Should I choose based on prestige or date?

I'm interested in showing how my history and dedication as a writer goes pretty far back, and that I've been lucky enough to have been recognized for it. Where I'm tripping up is the fear of appear childish or foolish-- to make a distinguished comittee to say, "Aw, that's cute that she won "X Award" in high school, but even though it's a national award and prestigous contest with a history of identifying a long line of people who have grown up to be professional writers, high school doesn't count."

Also, how should it be formatted? i.e. For an publication, what comes first, the title of the article or the publication?

Any advice ladies?

Thank you in advance!

Happy writing,

Samantha

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You are writing a resume - just like for a job. Only you are selling yourself. I think that having all of your awards, published credits and even classes or courses that support your writing should be included.

 

I always put the name of the article, the location it can be found and when it was published - but I have never even looked to see if there was an actual format to follow.

 

Does any of that help?

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