How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following:

1. An application form
Please click here to access the electronic application.

On the application, please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • Convince us to read the best book you’ve read. (max. 300 words)
  • Why do you want to attend the PEN/Faulkner Youth Writers Camp? (max. 300 words)

2. A creative writing sample in any genre between 1-4 pages 

  • Send the writing sample to Put the applicant’s name in the subject line.
  • Applications submitted without a corresponding writing sample will not be considered.

3. A scholarship application (optional)

  • Applicants who request a scholarship application when they apply will receive a follow up email with this form.

Applications Window
Applications will be accepted January 15 – March 31. Spaces will be given on a rolling basis.

All applicants with complete packages (application + writing sample) will receive notification of their status within 3 weeks of their application submission date.