Yetzirah Summer Conference: Sample SCHOLAR Application

Applicants who wish to join the Yetzirah Summer Conference as a Scholar may have published up to one full-length collection of poetry. 

Competitive applicants will have published, since January 1, 2016, (not including self-published work):

  • No more than one volume of 48 or more pages of poetry (what is commonly considered a full-length collection); or

  • 20 or more individual poems or pages of poetry that appear in at least five literary journals, anthologies, or publications that regularly include poetry as a portion of their format.

    • Up to 16 pages of that poetry may be from a single volume of poetry that is fewer than 48 pages (e.g. a chapbook)


First name:

Last name:


Cell phone:

Address 1:

Address 2:





Current job title(s):


Please, provide a professional bio of up to 200 words.


Yetzirah is a nonpolitical organization founded on the desire to provide a safe and welcoming space for Jewish poets of all denominations, degrees of religious engagement, races, ethnicities, sexualities, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, and political affiliations. All Yetzirah Summer Conference participants will be asked to sign a contract confirming their willingness to abide by Yetzirah’s values of inclusivity, mutual respect, and collegiality. Please, confirm your willingness to attend the conference in this spirit and sign such a contract. [Y/N]


Please, describe what drew you to the Yetzirah Summer Conference and what you hope to gain from attending as a Participant.


How did you hear about Yetzirah?


Is there anything else you’d like us to know?


If you do not receive a fellowship, would you be interested in attending the Yetzirah Summer Conference as a paying Contributor? [Y/N]


Please, upload a 5-page writing sample (12-point font, 1-inch margins) containing no more than one poem per page. If a poem has been published previously, please indicate the publication details at the top of the page. Poems will be read for their craft, not for their engagement (or lack thereof) with Jewish themes.