Welcome to The Content Castle!

Wordsmiths unite in a colourful island home complete with inspiring workplaces, restful nooks and sustainable friendships. Call it the food for thought, tropical, time and space continuum for an eclectic mix of writers, happily sharing their craft on the world stage of cyberdome.
Rolling applications accepted for residency at the Content Castle here in beautiful Koh Samui, where word power and wanderlust collide.

Who should apply?

Whether you are an experienced writer or an unpublished aspiring writer, you are welcome to apply. We are looking for two things in your application: 1) a strong passion for writing and 2) raw or developed writing talent. In other words, if you have always fancied yourself something of a wordsmith but have never really put pen to paper, you still have a chance!

How to apply?

Submit your CV, three writing samples, and a cover letter or video telling us why you think you’d be the perfect addition to our happy home. If you do not have any writing samples to send us, send only your CV and cover letter and we will send you an application test to complete.

New Semesters Programme Available

The Content Castle is pleased to announce a re-structuring of our resident writer’s programme. The new three-month format features weekly classes and workshops designed to help writers perfect the craft of writing to client specifications on deadlines.

Classes will focus on the mechanics of researching and writing the published article in minimal time–writing tips and tricks, editing techniques, grammar elements, and style. Some classes will be reserved for the sole purpose of creating and critiquing resident portfolios. As such, the programme is now featured as a 12-week term, with new arrivals accepted every six weeks.

At the completion of the 12-week course, each resident will receive a letter of completion, a letter of recommendation, online access to completed work and to the network of past Content Castle graduates, where they can find networking and freelance opportunities. In addition, top performers will be considered to partner with Archipelago Communications for future contract work with a featured spot on our website—another reputable source to support your endeavours as you realize the writer’s dream.

Please select from the dates below:
Dec 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019  (SOLD OUT)
Jan 15 to April 14, 2019
March 1 to May 30, 2019
April 15 to July 14, 2019
June 1 to August 31, 2019
July 15 to Oct 14, 2019
Sept 1 to Nov 30, 2019
Oct 15 to Jan 14, 2020

What our past residents have to say...

Joe Flaten

"I had the best time at this workshop. The people, the stories, the invaluable knowledge. I couldn't have asked for more well organized and professional team to help answer any and all questions regarding the dream job a "tropical writer". Truly a once in a life time opportunity to work with the greats!"

Nazia Tariq

"I have always enjoyed writing and was looking for creative writing courses when a friend directed me to this workshop and i signed up for it immediately. Through this workshop i not only gained insight and knowledge but also developed a strong network of friends who support, inspire and encourage each other to attain our goals as writers and bloggers." Read more...

Carolann Hughes @OneModernCouple.com

"Attending the Tropical Writers’ Workshop was one of the best decisions I ever made. My boyfriend, Macrae, and I started a travel and lifestyle blog and while in Bangkok we were told about the Tropical Writer’s Workshop on Koh Tao." Read more... 


Keeping Creative Control by Self-Publishing

Doesn’t every writer have a dream to move to a tropical island and finally finish that book they know they have inside them? Well, I certainly did – that was my inspiration for backpacking around Southeast Asia – to find that perfect spot to finally write my book.

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