Author Academy Application

Thank you for your interest in the Carnegie Center Author Academy! The application window for the 2018-2019 Carnegie Center Author Academy is January 1-July 15, 2018.

The Author Academy is a student-driven certificate program that provides writers with the support to grow rapidly in their craft and to prepare their work for possible publication. The cost of the 9-month program is $5500.

Acceptance to the program depends on the ability of the Carnegie Center to match an applicant with an appropriate mentor. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. All applications remain in the pool until the class has been filled. If accepted, applicants may reserve their spot in the 2018-2019 Author Academy with a $250 nonrefundable tuition deposit. The remainder of the fall tuition ($2500) is due on 8/15/18. The second semester tuition of $2750 is due on 1/15/19.

To apply for the 2018-2019 Author Academy, please submit the application (found by following the links below) to Marcia Thornton Jones at by July 15, 2018.

Click here to access the 2018-19 CCAA Program Application (PDF). (right-click and choose “save as”)
Click here to download the 2018-19 CCAA Program Application (Word). (downloads immediately)

For more information, contact Marcia Thornton Jones, Author Academy Coordinator, at or call 859-254-4175, ext. 31.

For information about the Nana Lampton Scholarship for Emerging Writers and for the Scholarship (window closed for 2018-19), click here.