Since 1998, the Stadler Fellowships have offered recent MFA graduates in poetry the opportunity to receive professional training in editing and literary arts administration. The program offers two distinct tracks: a fellowship in literary editing and a fellowship in literary arts administration. Applicants can apply to one or the other. Both fellowships are designed to balance the development of professional skills with time to complete a first book of poems. Fellows serve for 20 hours each week during the academic year. The balance of the fellows' time is reserved for writing.
Many Stadler Fellows have gone on to publish a first book or to receive other honors subsequent to their fellowships, including Will Schutt (Westerly, Yale Prize for Younger Poets); Jamaal May (Hum, Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books), Carolina Ebeid (You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior, Noemi Press), Justin Boening (Not On the Last Day, But On the Very Last; National Poetry Series, Milkweed ), Chet'la Sebree (Mistress, New Issues Poetry Prize), E.G. Asher (Natality, Noemi Press), and Monica Sok (A Nail the Evening Hangs On, Copper Canyon), Jan Verberkmoes (Firewatch, Fonograf Editions), and Laura Villareal (Girl's Guide to Leaving, University of Wisconsin Press).
The Stadler Fellowship will be on hiatus in 2023-24, thus we are not accepting applications in the 2022-23 academic year.