Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Our advanced workshops allow students to develop their writing projects in an intimate setting. The Writing Program’s renowned faculty is dedicated to helping students master the art of their chosen genre—be it poetry, fiction or memoir. All students will have the opportunity to be published in the Poetry Center’s online literary magazine, Podium.

Students are chosen for advanced workshops and master classes by instructors on the basis of manuscript submission. Since space is limited, students may apply to a maximum of two advanced workshops each semester.

Submission Instructions

Manuscripts should consist of no more than 6 typed pages of poetry (only one poem per page) or 15 pages of prose (double-spaced). Submitted scenes should be 15-20 pages in length.

An application fee of $10—in the form of a check made out to 92nd Street Y or paid through Submittable—must accompany your submission. (Only one fee is required per person, regardless of how many applications are submitted.)

For online applicants
Contact and biographical information should be entered in the Cover Letter field; indicate courses you are applying to in the Workshops field. If you are applying to more than one workshop and would like to submit two different writing samples, please email the center directly.

For those applying by post
Send your manuscript to:

Writing Program
92Y Unterberg Poetry Center
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Students will be notified via email. Once accepted, students are expected to register promptly so that notification of wait-listed students and those not accepted is not delayed. If you need to withdraw, please alert the Poetry Center so that someone from the wait-list may take your spot. If you must withdraw from a class, please refer to 92Y's refund policies.

Master Classes

Paula Vogel


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