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Ready to take your manuscript to the next level?


Bookends is a non-credit intensive to help writers turn their full-length manuscripts into polished form.

As a BookEnds fellow, you’ll spend a year writing, revising, and editing your manuscript alongside a small cohort of talented fiction writers with promising novel drafts. You’ll dive deep into your characters’ worlds using the unique BookEnds methodology and interrogatory techniques, with distinguished mentors such as Meg Wolitzer, Christina Baker Kline, Karen E. Bender and Paul Harding to guide you along the way.


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Successful applicants must demonstrate a sustained commitment to their manuscripts, as well as the ability to work well in groups (what we call “pods”), and to give and receive constructive feedback. While the program is largely completed remotely, there are three mandatory in-person meetings: July 2022 at the Southampton Writers Conference; January 2023 in Manhattan ; and July 2023, again at the Southampton Writers Conference.



 How It Works

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Applications for 2022 - 2023's Fellowship Six closed on February 15, 2022.  Thank you to all the applicants!

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 How To Apply