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Yale Writers' Workshop Admission

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Yale Writers' Workshop Admission

Note:The application for Summer 2022 will open in January.  Application Deadline will be April 15, 2022.


  • Applicants must be 18 years old by the start of the program.

Admission Process

  • Admissions are based solely on the writing sample. It needs to accompany your application for admission, and must be uploaded electronically. Submit writing sample as a Word document: 1,000 words, double-spaced in times roman, 12 point font, one-inch margins. Each page must include your name. Note genre of the submission: fiction or nonfiction.
  • You can apply for either the Two-Work Workshop or the One-Week Workshop.
  • Application Deadline is April 15, 2021.
  • Admissions decisions are made by the Yale Writers' Workshop Admissions Committee.  
  • Admissions decisions will be released on May 3, 2021.
  • Admitted writers will have two weeks to confirm their attendance and remit payment.
  • Once accepted, an applicant is not considered registered until payment has been received.
  • All payments are due by May 17, 2021.
  • Manuscripts are due to your instructor by May 24, 2021.

All writers are assigned to a workshop in the order in which they register. We will make every effort to honor your faculty preference.

Date:The Work in Progress workshop will have a different application deadline date, admission release date and payment deadline