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.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Carnegie Center Author Academy program.

Author Academy Students Receive:

  • 75 hours of one-on-one mentoring with an experienced writing mentor
  • Access to Carnegie Center classes and seminars (some restrictions apply)
  • Advanced writing seminars
  • Two weekend day retreats
  • Free registration to the Carnegie Center Books-in-Progress Conference
  • 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:

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