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How to Apply

The 2023-2025 Wallace Stegner Fellowship application opened on Thursday, September 1, 2022 and closed on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Applications are no longer being accepted for the current admissions cycle.

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] stanford.edu.