July 16-20, 2014 (5 days)
Picture Book, Middle Grade and Young Adult (YA) Novels
Applications will be live in January. Please check back then.
Please fill out the application form.
- Acceptance to a workshop is based primarily on the promise of your writing sample, as follows:
- Picture Book applicants should submit a sample or draft picture book manuscript, up to 1000 words, double-spaced, in 12-point font, with your name and page numbers on every page.
- Illustrators should submit 3-5 sample illustrations. (in pdf or jpg)
- All others should submit 10-20 pages of prose, double-spaced, in the genre to which you’re applying. The sample should be in 12-point font with your name and page numbers on every page.
- If you are applying to two different genres please include separate writing samples for each genre.
- Secondary consideration is given to an indication of how you will benefit from the experience of joining us. Please provide a statement of purpose describing what you hope to accomplish in the workshop and what motivates you to apply.
- Partial scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please include a personal statement and a letter of recommendation attesting to the strength of your work along with the other materials. Members of the MFA program who enroll in both sessions may be eligible to apply for financial aid. Visit the SBU financial aid office for more information.
- Date of birth: All applicants, including non-credit, must be at least 18 years of age and must register for the entire duration of the course.
- Question 1: We recommend that you stay on campus, to immerse yourself in the experience. The schedule is packed, with events all day and every evening. For commuters, breakfast and lunch is included in the cost of tuition. Dinner is not included.
- Question 2: Partial scholarships are generally modest, and are intended to defray the costs of staying on campus.
- Question 3 and its subsets: Workshops may be taken for 3 graduate-level academic credits. To earn the credits, participants must attend all workshop meetings, complete all assignments, earn a passing grade, and attend all electives, including evening events. Stony Brook undergraduates who are accepted can get permission from their departments and the Graduate School to apply these credits toward their Bachelor’s. Students at other universities should check with their institutions for how to apply these credits. Out-of-state students will pay $786 for the credits.
- Question 4: We have a terrific program, if you’re interested in studying year round.
- Workshop Preferences: Please mark your first and second choices.
- For Scholarship Consideration: March 1
- All Other Applications: April 1
Early application is encouraged, as workshop space is limited. Notification of acceptance will ordinarily be mailed within four weeks. Applications received after April 1 will be considered on a rolling basis if space is available.
Application Fee: waived
5-Day Session: TBA
12 Day Session:TBA
5 Day Intro Session: TBA
12 Day Intro Session: TBA
Out of State Graduate Credit: additional $354 per credit
*prices subject to change
• A non-refundable tuition deposit of $400 is due upon acceptance.
• Refunds cannot be provided for those who must leave the conference early.
• Tuition deposits received after a workshop fills will be returned promptly.
• Remaining tuition and fees must be received by May 1, 2014.