NEW! Poetry Chapbook Lab
- Your time and energy. To be successful in Poetry Chapbook Lab, you must be dedicated to your writing and to your cohort. This means: writing consistently; attending at least ten of twelve workshop meetings; attending elective classes; preparing for and meeting quarterly with your mentor— an average investment of 7-10 hours per week.
- Base fee. The base fee for 2021-22 is $3,000 per year, payable in monthly installments of $250 per month, plus the Charlotte Lit annual membership fee. (Memberships begin at $75 per year.)
Charlotte Lit has limited scholarship funds available. You can apply here. Writers making it to the final round may be asked for income verification in the form of IRS filings. Please note that scholarship requests are evaluated after acceptance into the Lab.
Applying to Chapbook Lab
Note: Covid-related Changes Here, in Bold: Applications for the upcoming program year, which runs October 2021 to September 2022, open June 15 and close on August 21. The cohort is limited to 12 members; entrance is competitive. An application, artist statement, and work sample of 12 poems is required.
What makes a strong application?
- Previous workshopping experience. (Ability to give and receive constructive feedback with a positive attitude is essential.)
- A work sample demonstrating understanding and use of established craft principles.
- Examples of active participation in the poetry community.
NOTE: Applications open in the summer for the next Chapbook Lab program year.
In addition to completing the written application, applicants are required to attend an information session. If you’re unable to attend a scheduled session, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a personal interview.
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COME TO AN INFORMATION SESSION! You can apply for Poetry Chapbook Lab at any time, but attendance at an info session is required for application review. Find a session date and pre-register here.