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Application & Fees

Jennifer Egan's fiction workshop is now closed. The deadline to submit materials for Marlon James or Gabriel Cohen's workshop is Friday, June 10th, at 5pm. Late applications should be emailed to:, with application fee sent under separate cover to the address below.

You may apply to The Summer Writers Lab by submitting a writing sample along with an application.

There is a $20 (nonrefundable) application fee.
Tuition for one workshop: $300
Two workshops: $500

Long Island University staff and students receive a 20% discount
Admission to panels and events is included in workshop fees.

The opening night reading, industry panel and Moody/Stace special event are free for Lab participants.

Admission for general public: $5, cash only, no advance sales.

Submitting Applications

Writing samples should be a maximum of 20 pages, double-spaced. Brooklyn Campus English graduate students who would like to take the workshops for credit or as general participants should contact Marilyn Boutwell at 718-246-6336, or at

Submit completed applications to:

The Summer Writers Lab
Long Island University • Brooklyn Campus
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201-5372