Part-time, online The Writer’s Studio Online

Application requirements

As part of the online application process, you will be asked to include the following:

  1. Cover Letter (one page)
    • State why the Writer's Studio is right for you.
    • Please list two genre groups for which you would like to be considered (i.e., fiction, non-fiction, poetry, speculative/YA fiction). We will do our best to place you in one of them.
  2. Writing Résumé (one page)
    • A profile or résumé detailing all your writing-related activities.
    • Please include any of the following:
      • previous writing training (programs, courses, workshops)
      • publication experience if applicable (books, articles, blog entries, etc.)*
      • community involvement (book clubs, writing groups, readings you've attended, etc.)

        *Publication is not a requirement.
  1. Writing Sample (20 pages)
    • A sample of writing that shows us your range (in topics and genres) as a writer.

      Your writing sample can be a single piece or multiple pieces of writing, as long as the total does not exceed 20 pages. As well, your sample can be in one genre or multiple genres.

Writing sample formatting guidelines

  • Title of your work(s), if it has one, at the top centre of the page
  • Your name on the top right of the page
  • Page numbers on the bottom right of the page
  • Double-spaced (for poetry, use 1.15 line spacing)
  • 12-point font

For application fee and deadline, visit Program details.

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