Carnegie Center Author Academy

The Carnegie Center Author Academy is a 9-month student-driven certificate program that provides writers with the support to grow rapidly in their craft and to prepare their work for publication.

The Author Academy is open to adult writers of all genres and experience levels. The study year runs from September 1st to June 1st.

Author Academy Students Receive:

  • 75 hours of one-on-one mentoring with an experienced writing mentor
  • Unlimited access to Carnegie Center classes and seminars
  • Monthly seminars (for Author Academy students only)
  • Free registration to the Carnegie Center Books-in-Progress Conference at the end of the academic year
  • Free consultation with a literary agent at the Books-in-Progress Conference

Tuition for one year: $5,500


For more information, visit the pages below:

  • Application – Find a downloadable application for the 2018-2019 Author Academy program.
  • Scholarships – Learn more about scholarship opportunities and find a downloadable application.
  • CCAA Writing Mentors – Check out potential mentors.
  • CCAA Spotlights – See what Author Academy students have published!

Questions? Contact Marcia Thornton Jones, Author Academy Coordinator,
at or call 859-254-4175, ext. 31.