Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Developing a writing project? Aiming to create publishable work? Our workshops are perfect for you.

All students will have the opportunity to be published in the Poetry Center’s online literary magazine, Podium.

Students are selected by instructors on the basis of submission. Manuscripts must be submitted by Tue, Jan 19 at 5 pm. Scholarship applications are also due at that time.

Submission Instructions

Manuscripts should consist of no more than:

6 typed pages of poetry (only one poem per page)
15 pages of prose (double-spaced)

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. If you are applying to more than one workshop and would like to submit two different writing samples, please email the center directly.

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.

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.


Hettie Jones

Advanced Poetry

Grace Shulman
Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Mark Wunderlich

Poetry Thesis

Kathleen Ossip (email the center for availability)


Sandra Newman
Christopher Sorrentino
Cathleen Schine

Novel Writing

Stephen Wright (email the center for availability)

Master Class

Fiction with Tessa Hadley
Poetry with Ben Lerner

Fiction with Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Fiction with Dana Spiotta

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