Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Our advanced workshops allow students to develop their writing projects in an intimate setting with like-minded participants. 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.

For advanced workshops and master classes, registration is by permission only. Students are chosen 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

Submissions for advanced courses must arrive at the Poetry Center by deadline listed. Manuscripts should consist of no more than 6 typed pages of poetry.

An application fee of $10—in the form of a check made out to 92nd Street Y—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.

Upload your submissions here.

For those applying by post
Send your manuscript to:

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

Accepted students will be notified by phone; all other students will be accepted 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.

For questions about the Writing Program, please call 212.415.5760 or email us.



Master class with Mary Ruefle 


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