Author Academy Application

Thank you for your interest in the Carnegie Center Author Academy.

To apply for the 2019-2020 program with a need-based scholarship, all required materials must be received by FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019.

To apply for the 2019-2020 program (without a need-based scholarship), all required materials must be received by MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019.

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 2019-2020 Author Academy with a $250 nonrefundable tuition deposit. The remainder of the fall tuition ($2500) is due on 8/15/19. The second semester tuition of $2750 is due on 1/15/20.

To apply for the 2019-2020 Author Academy, please submit the application to Marcia Thornton Jones at

Click here to download the 2019-2020 CCAA Application (Word document).

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

For information about scholarship opportunities, click here.