Applicants should provide the first 10 pages of a complete or near-complete YA or Adult fiction manuscript with upmarket or literary appeal. Pages must be formatted as follows: 1″ margins, 12pt Times New Roman font, double spaced; page numbers in bottom right corner; title and author surname in header. Submissions that do not conform to specified formatting will be disqualified. You may submit the excerpt as a PDF or in .doc/.docx format.
Additionally, applicants should submit a query letter that includes key information such as word count, genre and title, as well as a brief synopsis (5-10 sentences) and short author bio.
Please note that application fees are non-refundable. If we cannot extend an invitation to attend The Work, you will receive feedback on your submission and a discount on next year's application fee. Accepted applicants will have the fee deducted from their tuition ($2000 USD).