Students are selected by instructors on the basis of submission. Click on each master class for deadline information. Scholarship applications are also due at that time.

Submission Instructions

Applications should consist of maximum:

6 typed pages of poetry (only one poem per page)
15 pages of prose (double-spaced)

An application fee of $10 — in the form of a check made out to 92nd Street Y or paid through Submittable — must accompany your submission.

Only one fee is required per person, regardless of how many applications are submitted. If you are applying to more than one workshop and would like to submit two different writing samples, please email the center directly. Please do not use a poetry submission for a prose class, or vice versa.

Contact and biographical information should be entered in the Cover Letter field; indicate courses you are applying to in the Workshops field.

Scholarships

Please submit your scholarship application for ANY COURSE when you submit your manuscript. You can do so by emailing the center directly, or, if you are applying by mail or in person, include it in the envelope with your submission.

Fall Workshops

Memoir

Kathryn Harrison

Advanced Poetry

Camille Rankine
Cynthia Cruz
Sophie Cabot Black

Poetry Thesis

Mark Bibbins

Fiction

Matthew Sharpe
Binnie Kirshenbaum

Novel Writing

Stephen Wright

Master Classes

Poetry with Adam Kirsch
Fiction with Ayana Mathis
Fiction with Kevin Baker

Acceptance

Students will be notified via email.

The typical wait period to hear back is two weeks: we want to give your instructors time to read the application manuscripts carefully.

Once accepted, students are expected to register promptly so that notification of wait-listed students and those not accepted is not delayed. If you need to withdraw, please alert the Poetry Center so that someone from the wait-list may take your spot. If you must withdraw from a class, please refer to 92Y's refund policies.