Poetry Application

Welcome to the Application Page for the 2020 Community of Writers Poetry Workshop


Applications open now! The application form appears below, on this page. 

Admissions are based on submitted manuscripts. Before you get started, make sure you have created a PDF or a Word.doc of your application manuscript: four or five pages of recent poems, typed, 12 pt.

Please name the file as follows:
2020_Lastname_FirstInitial_Poetry_App_Ms.doc

Other details to see before applying:

  • All applications must be received by the deadline.
  • Please combine all the poems you are submitting into a single document/digital file.
  • Please put your name in the upper right-hand corner of each page of the document, and name the file as noted, above.
  • There is no need to include a cover letter. However, please include in the form below any special notes or things we should know.
  • If financial aid is needed to attend, a financial aid application is integrated into this form. Please refrain from requesting our limited financial aid unless it is essential to your participation.
  • Important: You will get a confirmation message once you submit this form. If you don’t get a confirmation, we may not have received your application.
  • Payment options for $35 Application Fee: check, online with a credit card. (A 3.25% service fee applies to online payments.) If you choose to mail in a check, make sure to include your name and contact information with your check. All payments, including checks, must be received by March 28, 2020.

If you have trouble with the online application, please contact us.
(530) 470-8440


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Thank you for your interest in attending the 2020 Poetry Workshop. I'm sorry, but the application period for the Poetry Workshop is closed. Please consider joining our mailing list and applying in 2021.