The Stegner International Creative Fellowships are awarded to candidates with unique flair for writing to spend two years at Stanford perfecting their craft. In awarding fellowships, the institute considers the quality of the candidate’s creative work, potential for growth and ability to contribute to and profit from writing workshops.
The Stanford Creative Writing Program’s students are diverse in style and experience, with talent and seriousness the true common denominators.
Unique among writing programs, Stanford offers ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry. All the fellows in each genre convene weekly in a 3-hour workshop with faculty.
Fellows are regarded as working artists, intent upon practicing and perfecting their craft. There are no curricular requirements other than workshop attendance and writing. The program offers no degree.
In awarding fellowships, we consider the quality of the candidate’s creative work, potential for growth and ability to contribute to and profit from our writing workshops. The Stanford Creative Writing Program’s students are diverse in style and experience, with talent and seriousness the true common denominators.
To be a Stegner Fellow:
- we do not require any degrees or tests for admission
- no school of writing is favored over any other
- chronological age is not a consideration
Fellowships include a living stipend of $26,000 per year. In addition, fellows’ tuition and health insurance are paid for by the Creative Writing Program. The Stegner Fellowship is a full-time academic commitment, and is not intended to be pursued concurrently with another degree program. Fellows must live close enough to Stanford to be able to attend workshops, readings, and events.
How to Apply
Applications for Fall 2014 admission will begin on September 1, 2013. The application deadline is December 1, 2013.
Alternatively, you may still apply for a Stegner Fellowship by mail. To do so, please Download the Stegner International Creative Fellowship Application Form then mail it to us together with all required documents between September 1 and December 1.
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