The New Writers Project at the University of Texas at Austin admits students for the fall semester only. Our Applications for Fall 2021 admission are open. Our application deadline is December 1st, 11:59pm CST, 2020. Please see How to Apply for more details.

We are a fully funded program. Please see our About page for more information about funding.

When reviewing your application, we consider all elements in the application file, including the statement of purpose and the letters of recommendation, but our focus is on the quality of your writing sample. Our selection among qualified candidates is a very competitive process. Meeting the minimum requirements specified above does not in any way ensure your acceptance into the program. In recent years we were able to admit less than 3% of all applicants.

The application consists of a writing sample, a statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and all forms currently required by the Graduate School. Please see How to Apply for more details.

Please note: we offer concentrations in poetry and fiction, only. We do not offer a concentration in creative nonfiction at this time. While some of the writers who join us write nonfiction in addition to one of our primary genres, we’re only able to accept applications and to provide consistent course offerings in poetry and fiction.

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    Department of English
    204 W 21st Street B5000
    Austin, Texas, 78712-1164
    (512) 471-4991