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How to Apply

The 2024-2026 Wallace Stegner Fellowship application is now closed. The application for the 2025-2027 fellowship will open on September 1, 2024 and will close on November 1, 2024. 

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 in which you briefly explain your writing plans for the two years of the Stegner Fellowship (1000 words maximum)
  • A description of what you hope to get out of the workshops in your genre and how you intend to contribute to the development of other Fellows’ work (300 words maximum)
  • A writing sample (9000 words maximum for fiction, 15 pages maximum for poetry)

The application fee is $55, payable by credit or debit card. A fee waiver is available for those who qualify; the fee waiver request form is integrated into the online application.

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

For all other inquiries, email stegnerfellowship [at] stanford.edu.