Dear Young Writer:
We are so pleased that you have already begun to harness the power and beauty of writing in your life. What a lucky person you are! These workshops will be filled with like-minded peers, high school girls who love writing and are ready to deepen their craft.
To get a sense of your writing life, we would like you to submit two writing samples as part of this application. The first is a paragraph in which you describe your journey as a writer thus far. You can mention when you started writing, how you knew it was an essential part of your identity, whether you have published, or anything else that you feel would be valuable to know about you as a writer (max. 300 words). The second sample should be a fictional story (for fiction and children's lit workshops) and/or three poems (for poetry workshops) that you have created since the fall of 2015. The maximum page limit of your work is 4 typed pages, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman. Make sure that your name is on the document, that each page is numbered, and that you have given the story or poems a title.
Your completed application must be submitted using the online form. We will accept applications as long as seats are available.
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803.786.3706 (please leave a message). See you soon!
Ms. Schell, Dr. McManus, and Ms. Petit