Application—Writing Sample Instructions

Writing Sample Instructions

Applicants may submit up to three writing samples with word counts totaling no more than: Book: 15,000 words; Article: 10,000 words; Blog & Short-Form Writing: 5,000 words

Samples do not need to be published, but they should reflect your highest accomplishment. All samples must be in English. Each writing sample must be submitted as a separate PDF.

PDF Formatting

All writing samples must be submitted as PDFs.

We prefer writing samples that are created in a writing software program and saved as a PDF. If you must use a scan from a magazine, please make sure that the text is legible and clear when viewed at 100%. If your scanned PDF is not legible,  evaluators are not required to read it. If you aren’t sure about the legibility, please email us at tech@artswriters.org. We do not accept links to online writing samples.

Writing Sample Information

You will need to provide the following information regarding your writing samples:

Title, Description, Date, Publisher, Word Count

Blog URLs

  • If you are applying to fund an existing blog, please list the URL in the first writing sample description field.

Collaborations

If you have co-authored texts with your collaborator in the past, please include at least one such text as a writing sample. If you have not co-authored texts with your collaborator in the past, each collaborator should submit one writing sample of up to 10,000 words.
 
A visual artist collaborator can submit one PDF with up to fifteen images. To submit other media please email tech@artswriters.org.

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