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How Will AI Change Writing?—Join our FREE Writers' Stage event "Writing for Change: Exploring The Question of AI" next Wednesday 4/17.

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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. Tuition is payable in full one week prior to the first day of class, or in two installments with 50% due one week before the first day of class and the second payment due on or before the start of Phase 2. Payment plans of up to 4 installments are available, with final payment due no later than Week 2 of Phase 2.

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. Applications will reopen in June 2024.