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How to Apply

The 2023-2025 Wallace Stegner Fellowship application opened on Thursday, September 1, 2022. The application will close on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm (PST).

To apply for the fellowship, please prepare the following information and materials:

  • Personal background information
  • Contact information for 2 recommenders who can speak to your suitability as a workshop participant (please do not submit letters of recommendation)
  • A statement of plans (1000 words maximum)
  • A writing sample (9000 words maximum for fiction, 15 pages maximum for poetry)

The application fee is $85, which can be paid with a credit or debit card. A fee waiver is available for those who qualify; the fee waiver request form is integrated into the online application.

Apply online

An online application is preferred, but if you're unable to apply online, you may mail in a hard copy application.

The paper application form is linked here (PDF download available) 



For application or selection process questions, visit our Application FAQ page.

For all other inquiries, email creative1 [at]