Application & Fees


WHO MAY APPLY: High school students (rising freshmen to current seniors) & adults.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling Admissions. Early applications are encouraged; we will consider work on a first-come, first-served basis. You can expect to receive a confirmation email within five days of the receipt of your submission.

CONFERENCE FEE: A conference fee of $285 is due upon acceptance.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, & Dramatic Writing applicants must submit a writing sample of no more than three pages. Poets and songwriters should submit a one-page sample, and songwriters are welcome to upload a recording of their work. Submissions can be printed front/back.

To apply online, please click on the button below. Your application fee can be paid directly through Submittable.


CONFIRMATION: You can expect to hear back from us after the receipt of your submission.

REGISTRATION: Once accepted, please use the button below to register. The VYWC 2021 conference fee of $285 includes three days of virtual programming.