NYU Summer Creative Writing Program

This summer, the NYU Creative Writing Program will offer a 4-week summer program opportunity: Writers in New York. Our program is open to all NYU undergraduates as well as visiting undergraduate students. Information about this program can be found below.

If you have any questions or would like additional details, please write to creative.writing@nyu.edu or to the specific program contact listed below.

Writers in New York
International Student Deadline: March 15, 2020; Priority Deadline: April 15, 2020, after which admissions is rolling until the program is full

Contact: Joanna Yas (writers.in.ny@nyu.edu)

Faculty includes: Fatima Farheen Mirza, Matthew Rohrer, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Helen Schulman, Irini Spanidou, Darin Strauss, Maria Venegas, Rachel Zucker; Director: Joanna Yas

Writers in New York (June 1–June 25, 2020) offers students of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction an opportunity to develop their craft while living the writer’s life in Greenwich Village. Daily workshops and craft seminars are supplemented by readings and lectures by New York-based writers and publishing professionals. Field trips, cultural activities, readings, and guest lectures constitute an integral component of the program. Enrollment information: http://as.nyu.edu/cwp/summer-programs/writers-in-new-york/How_to_Enroll.html

Kristina Stahl Creative Writing Fund

The Kristina Stahl Creative Writing Fund provides Jan plan and summer stipends to cover the costs student incur while undertaking unpaid internships (i.e. short-term employment opportunities) at book publishers, literary magazines, creative writing centers, literary organizations, literary agencies, and other similar organizations related to writing and the literary arts. In the event that there are insufficient funds to support all applications, preference will be given to students who are minoring in creative writing or who are English majors with a concentration in creative writing. A typical grant ranges from $500-$2500. Funds are to cover costs, including travel, food, and lodging expenses related to the internships. Graduating seniors are not eligible for summer internships.

Applications for the Kristina Stahl Creative Writing Internship award will be live on this DavisConnects webpage.

There will be a second application round for students as follows:

Application Opens: February 27, 2020 @ 12:00am EST
Application Closes: March 12, 2020 @ 11:59pm EST
Award Notifications: March 20, 2020

Students will fill out a general application (please visit that DavisConnects funding page to prep all essay questions and application materials). Qualified applicants will then be asked to answer the following:

  1. Describe previous internship, coursework, non-profit work, extracurricular activities, or other experience that might be directly relevant to the types of opportunities supported by the Kristina Stahl Writing Fund.
  2. Who will supervise you? Describe the nature of the supervision, such as how often you will be mentored
  3. Are you applying for funding from any source other than the Kristina Stahl? If so, indicate the source and how much are you requesting.