How to Apply

Submission Requirements

  • Eight to 10 pages of a nonfiction writing sample. They don’t need to be the first pages of your writing to heal project.
  • A brief personal statement (no more than 350 words) about the story you hope to write and why you think this program will help you.
  • The name of a GrubStreet instructor or other writing instructor who can comment on your writing and/or classroom experience.
  • A list of any nonfiction writing classes you’ve taken, and where they were offered.

Tuition and Scholarships

The cost of the program is $2,350

Fellowships are available and based on a combination of merit and financial need. You can apply for a fellowship in the final section of your application to the program.

The application for the 2023-2024 Writing to Heal Program is now closed! All applicants can expect to hear from us by late August. Applications will reopen in June 2024! 

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