The Writers' Institute
THE PROGRAM IS OFFERED ONLINE
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2022
The Writers' Institute introduces talented writers to New York’s finest and most prestigious editors. Ambition and creativity are the mainstays of our workshops. Our goal is to encourage students to find their own literary voice. With the rewarding guidance that a senior industry-insider offers, students will be able to explore the extraordinary range of possibilities offered by the print media world.
Dorothy Wickenden offered hours of her weekends working with me on a pitch for an investigative story, Sam Tanenhaus spent part of his Thanksgiving vacation editing a three thousand word book review I'd written, Dan Menaker edited an early draft of a personal history later published by GQ, and, weeks after the program had ended, Jonathan Landman helped me with an op-ed published by The New York Times."
From Nathan Thrall whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and GQ
With our unique approach, The Writers’ Institute offers a one-year intensive course of instruction capped by a certificate and priceless tips straight from the intricate workings of every editor’s mind.
Participants in The Writers' Institute include savvy readers and brilliant sculptors of talent, members of our faculty currently represent publishing giants such as Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Knopf, Norton, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harper’s and Granta, and a very talented roster of students.
Senior Editor at The New Yorker magazine
Executive Travel Editor at Town & Country magazine
President of Farrar at Straus & Giroux
Vice President and Senior Editor at W.W. Norton & Company
FROM OUR ALUMNI
"By April, when the program ended, my expectations had been exceeded when John Freeman, editor of Granta,bought one of my stories that had been workshopped in his class. Through it had been made clear from the beginning that having access to rock star editors wasn't going to guarantee publication, this was a happy surprise that wouldn't have happened without the Writers Institute."
— Judith Chicurel
Whose story appeared in GRANTA
Coda Quarterly is an online publication created and run by the current fellows and alumni of the Writers' Institute, presenting original essays, short stories, poetry, and artwork by past and present students and faculty. It also features interviews with our faculty--the most prominent editors in New York City--who share their knowledge of the publishing world and offer advice to aspiring writers. For more information on Coda Quarterly, please visit their website.
May 1, 2018
The Writers’ Institute in partnership with The Bogliasco Study Center and The Bogliasco Foundation is very pleased to host 12 students this coming May, 2018...
Nov 10, 2017
Professor Andre Aciman shares his thoughts about his acclaimed novel and this month's much-anticipated release of the film adaptation.
- Faculty News
Oct 30, 2017
Workshopped in the Writers' Institute, Published by The Daily Beast
Sep 15, 2017
Workshopped at the Writers' Institute, Published in Catapult