Creative Writing: One Book Semester
Spend six months working on your prose or poetry manuscript with a senior editor from a major publishing house.
Enrollment is limited. MFA graduates from any program and other experienced writers are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 21, 2014.
Jenna JohnsonSenior Editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
How the Program Works
The semester begins with a special program on campus, April 4-6, 2014, where you will meet your editor and work face-to-face on the first 25 pages of your manuscript. Six weeks later, you'll email your editor the next 75 pages, and your editor will respond with a substantive critique. You'll repeat the process every six weeks through September 5, by which time your editor will have read and critiqued your entire manuscript, up to 325 pages for prose, or 100 pages for poetry.
Application Requirements; Tuition and Fees
Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, and admitted applicants will be notified within a few weeks. The last day to submit or postmark an application is Feb 21, 2014.
Tuition is $6,500, payable in full by March 7, 2014. This non-degree program carries 3 hours of academic credit.
The Writing Sample
The writing sample must be 20-30 double-spaced pages of prose (fiction or nonfiction), or 10-15 pages of poetry. The first page of your writing sample should be a cover-sheet with your name, email address, genre (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry), and a one-paragraph synopsis of your book project. Please include page numbers and your name at the top of every page of your sample.