Wallace Stegner Fellowship
The online Stegner Fellowship application for 2016-2018 applicants will open on September 1, 2015 and close on December 1, 2015.
Unique among writing programs, Stanford offers ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry. All the fellows in each genre convene weekly in a 3-hour workshop with faculty.
Fellows are regarded as working artists, intent upon practicing and perfecting their craft. The only requirements are workshop attendance and writing. The program offers no degree.
In awarding fellowships, we consider the quality of the candidate’s creative work, potential for growth and ability to contribute to and profit from our writing workshops. The Stanford Creative Writing Program’s students are diverse in style and experience, with talent and seriousness the true common denominators.
To be a Stegner Fellow:
- we do not require any degrees or tests for admission
- no school of writing is favored over any other
- chronological age is not a consideration
Fellowships include a living stipend of $26,000 per year. In addition, fellows’ tuition and health insurance are paid for by the Creative Writing Program. The Stegner Fellowship is a full-time academic commitment, and is not intended to be pursued concurrently with another degree program. Fellows must live close enough to Stanford to be able to attend workshops, readings, and events.
How to Apply
We began accepting applications for Fall 2016 admission on September 1, 2015. The application deadline is December 1, 2015.
To complete the online application you will need the following:
-Your biographical information (including education and publications)
-Contact information for two recommenders (letters of recommendation not accepted)
-Statement of plans (.doc/.pdf)
-Manuscript (.doc/.pdf) fiction up to 9,000 words, poetry up to 15 pages
-Credit card for application fee
Alternatively, you may still apply for a Stegner Fellowship by mail. To do so, please click here to download and complete our paper application form, then mail it to us together with all required documents between September 1 and December 1.
If you have questions about the application process, please read the application form in its entirety and consult our frequently asked questions page. Send further questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.