Author Academy Application

author-academy-16-17Thank 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 31,  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 2017-2018 Author Academy, please submit the following information to Marcia Jones at or mail to Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 West Second Street, Lexington KY 40507.

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone
  • Email Address
  • Birth Date (applicants must be 18 years or older as of September 1, 2017).
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Education
  • Brief writing history
  • Preferred genre
  • Your writing goals for the nine-month program
  • How you hope the Author Academy will help you achieve your goals
  • How working one-on-one with a mentor will benefit you
  • A writing sample that is reflective of your writing style, preferred genre, and level that is no longer than 1000 words or no more than 5 poems that do not exceed a total of 1000 words.

For more information, please contact:
Marcia Jones, Author Academy Coordinator
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY  40507
859-254-4175, ext. 31

For information about the Nana Lampton Scholarship for Emerging Writers and for the scholarship application, click here.

 To return to the Carnegie Center Author Academy home page, click here.