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 make a preliminary application here. Poets making it to the final round may be asked for income verification in the form of IRS filings.
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.
Applications and information sessions for the 2021-22 Chapbook Lab are now open!
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.