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How to Apply

We begin accepting applications for Fall 2019 admission on September 1, 2018. The application deadline is December 1, 2018 at 11:59p PST.

We strongly prefer that applicants apply online for the Stegner Fellowship. 

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*

*Fee waivers may be requested through this form. [This form is no longer accepting responses as of November 12, 2018. ]

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 or selection process, please read the application form in its entirety and consult our Stegner Fellowship webpages thoroughly. Send further questions to