How to Apply: Summer Session
Manuscript requirements for both sessions:
Poetry: 10-12 poems
Fiction: 2 or 3 short stories or chapters of a novel
Please do not send the only copy of a work; photocopies are acceptable and encouraged. Please do not send playscripts or non-fiction prose. These cannot be adequately evaluated for either poetry or fiction workshops. If you are primarily interested in writing for the theater, please contact the Iowa Playwrights Workshop.
If you would like to have your manuscript returned, please also include a self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to accommodate your manuscript.
You must include a summer cover sheet with your manuscript. Click here to download a cover sheet (pdf). Other downloadable application materials are not needed for the Summer Program.
Send cover sheet and manuscript to:
Attn: Summer Session
102 Dey House
507 N. Clinton St.
Iowa City IA 52242-1000
For students who are accepted to the summer workshops:
A Special Status (Non-Degree) Application to the University will also be required for those applicants who are accepted. We will send the appropriate form with acceptance letters.
Please be aware that acceptance to the summer program does not alter your chances of being admitted to the MFA program.
Questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Applicants: Please contact the Graduate Admissions office if you have questions about applying as an international student.