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One Novel.

One Mentor.

One Life-Changing Year.


Application Requirements:

  • We accept manuscripts for novels or linked short story collections.
  • We look for a small number of talented fiction writers with promising novel drafts. BookEnds requires a sustained commitment to a manuscript in progress, and the ability to generate constructive criticism for and with a small group of peers.
  • To   apply, we require the following documents: novel manuscript, a statement of purpose (500 words maximum), a summary of the novel (300 words maximum), and a resume.  We also require two recommendations from mentors or professors.
  • Standard application deadline is  March 1, 2020.  Deadline for scholarship applications is February 16, 2020. Interviews take place in March. Applicants are notified on or about April 1, 2020.
  • If your manuscript is selected, cost for the program is $8,400.
  • The application software is generated through Google, and therefore requires a Gmail account. If you do not have a Gmail account and still wish to apply, please contact BookEnds at .