Cinder Writers’ Groups

Application for 2017 Cinder Writers' Groups

To apply for the Cinder Writers' Groups please fill out the form below and upload the appropriate documents as requested.

The process is entirely digital. All fields with a red asterisk must be completed, and you must submit a creative writing sample and a book proposal.

After you have completed all required fields, submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form. Clicking the "Submit" button will complete the process and send us your full application with supporting materials.

  • Month/Day/Year as in 01/01/2015
  • Please indicate the college, university, or school you are currently attending.
  • Please list your major(s) here.
    If you volunteer and are selected, you will be the point of contact between the group, Taliesin Nexus, and the group's mentor. You will be provided with a small budget to hold in person meetings and for materials. You will be responsible for maintaining the structural integrity of the group, by corresponding with members and assuring that meetings are scheduled and held.
  • In 1500 characters (about 300 words total) or less, please tell us about three individual rights that you would add to the U.S. Constitution that are either not currently present or enforced, or have been ignored, neglected, or reversed.
  • Please identify 3 authors whose work you admire, and in 500 characters (about 100 words) or less each (or 300 words in total), tell us why.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please upload a 1- or 2-page resume in PDF format detailing your education, work experience, contact information, and anything else in your background that you think may be relevant.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg.
    A written creative sample must be submitted, limited to 20 pages or less. It should be either part of a book manuscript, short story, screenplay, theatrical play, feature article, or extensive treatment. Ideally, it is part of, or related to, the book or screenplay you are proposing to work on in the workshop, but it does not have to be. Make sure your submission is formatted to industry standards, no longer than 20 pages but at least five pages in length, and converted to a PDF file. Only one written work may be submitted. Make sure it's clear (either from context or by adding an explanatory note) what kind of larger work it is drawn from (if any). Upload it by clicking on the "Choose File" button and selecting the file from your computer.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg.
    Submit a story proposal or treatment (description of the story) that is no longer than one page (12-point type). This should not be the exact same text as your writing sample (but it can overlap, e.g., if you are submitting a longer book treatment as your sample, this could be a condensed version, or it can be a chapter from the proposed book). Only one proposal may be submitted, and it should have a liberty-related theme. Take care, as this is likely to be the story you will be working on during the Calliope workshop (scholarship recipients will also attend the workshop). Upload the proposal by clicking on the "Choose File" button and selecting the file from your computer (PDF only).
  • Tell us how you found out about us, such as through a particular listing, article, blog, organization, or personal referral. Please be specific, e.g., don't just say "a blog" or "a personal referral," give the name of the blog or person.
  • Optional: Here you can tell us anything else you think is vital for us to know, such as special requirements or scheduling issues. If you are a foreign national, here you can indicate your legal work or study status (e.g., green card or work visa), which is required to participate in our programs. unfortunately, we do have the resources to help any applicant to obtain such status.
    By checking this box, you attest that you have read and understood, and that you agree to abide by, the Rules and Release Agreement for our programs. (Click on the link if you haven't read it already.)