The Writers Loft

The Writer's Loft Application Process

Please submit the following items to Karen Alea Ford 
  1. Cover Letter with your name, address, and email contact information
  2. Two examples of your writing, no less than one page and no more than five (12pt Times New Roman type face, double-spaced).
  3. A resume listing educational background, applicable life-experience, and a list of publications, if any.
  4. A statement (12pt Times New Roman type face, double-spaced) of your long and short term writing goals, what you intend to accomplish during your time at The Writer's Loft, why you think we are the right program for you, and you are the right student for us. Write no longer than is necessary; we are looking to see how well you write, not how many words you can type.

The Writers Loft is dedicated to helping you be the best writer you can be. We use the materials submitted less to determine your eligibility for the program and more to help us determine how best to be of service to you. Our passion is to grow writers; we don't expect you to be perfect or published, only perfectible and publishable.

Program Application Fee: An application fee of $200 is to accompany your application. If accepted to The Writers Loft the fee will be applied toward your tuition. If you are not accepted we will return the fee to you less $50.

  • To register for the Spring trimester, click here.

Application Deadlines: The Writers Loft has a rolling admission policy. Please let us know which trimester you plan to begin your work with us.

Tuition: Tuition is paid per trimester and must be paid in full prior to the start of any trimester. Tuition costs for fall and spring trimesters— $1250.00 each. (This includes Orientation Weekends, mentoring, and classes, but not books, materials, travel, or room rentals.) Summer trimester— $1000.00