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

Coming soon for 2024!  Apply online 

Or follow the instructions below to apply by mail:

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 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:

Writers' Workshop
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:

International Applicants: Please contact the Graduate Admissions office if you have questions about applying as an international student.