Stadler Fellowship

To be eligible, an applicant must be at least 21 years of age, reside in the United States, have received an MFA or MA in creative writing (in poetry) no earlier than spring 2013, and not be enrolled as a student during the period of the residency. Persons enrolled in a college or university at the time of application are eligible. Poets who have published a full-length collection or have a collection accepted for publication are not eligible. (Please note: Poets with a PhD are no longer eligible.)

We are pleased to extend the deadline for the 2018-19 Stadler Fellowship application to 10/15. We're doing this because our friends at AWP inadvertently deleted our listing for several months, without our knowledge. We want to ensure that everyone with an interest in the Fellowship gets the chance to apply.

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Recommendations must be sent electronically via our online application system before the application deadline (If you are using a dossier service, please disregard this section and see below). When you save your application, our system will send each recommender an email with instructions for submitting his or her letter. Ensuring that recommendation letters arrive on time is the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants should discuss the recommendation process with their recommenders before completing their applications. Please be aware that you may need to begin your application well in advance of the deadline in order to provide your recommenders with the time they need to prepare and submit their letters. We encourage you to check with your recommenders to make sure they receive our email. The Stadler Center for Poetry takes no responsibility for recommendation letters that fail to arrive or arrive after the deadline.

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Please direct your dossier service to send your letters to Please note that we cannot receive individual letters of recommendation or other application materials at this email address. If you are using a dossier service please do not complete the recommendation fields above.

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