Each workshop season, we award fellowships to promising students in need to take a workshop for free. We also award fellowship finalists with a deep discount on registration. Applicants must not be currently enrolled in a graduate writing program or have previously published (or had accepted for publication) a chapbook or full-length collection of poems. Additionally, applicants who hold a graduate writing degree will be considered separately for only one fellowship award per season. All applicants are limited to one fellowship lifetime.
Submit 4–5 poems, published or unpublished, eight pages max. Include a cover letter detailing your writing background, interest in a particular workshop, and financial need (250–350 words).
Applicants who do not specify which workshop they are interested in or demonstrate clear financial need will be disqualified from consideration. We strongly encourage women, writers of color, LGBTQ+ writers, indigenous writers, writers with disabilities and writers from other underserved communities to apply.
Our summer fellowship application period is now closed. We’ll be accepting applications for our fall workshop season in August—check back then!