How to Apply

How to Apply

Prospective students may apply with a writing sample (10 pages of poetry, 20 pages of prose, or a 20-page excerpt from a play), a letter of interest, two recommendation letters and a CV. There is no application fee. Completed applications may be e-mailed directly to [email protected]. Please contact Grace Bonner at [email protected] and Kate Meehan at [email protected] to confirm the receipt of your application and for more information.


Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Successful waiver of this requirement depends on significant publication and/or an accomplished literary work history, and is granted at the discretion of the vice president for academic affairs.
     
Admission Requirements:

  • An official copy of transcripts: Include all universities and colleges where grades were earned for undergraduate and graduate work.
  • A 20-page manuscript of prose or excerpt from a play, or 10 pages of poetry. Prose manuscripts may include two or three short stories, a section of a novel or both; memoir; travel writing; personal essay; biography or critical writings.
  • Current resume.
  • 500-word personal statement: Reveal something about yourself that we may not otherwise see from other parts of your application; also state why you wish to pursue graduate study (think of this as another sample of your writing).
  • Letters of recommendation: Two letters written by instructors or colleagues who know your writing and are best able to assess your potential for graduate study.