Submitting Your Application

To be considered for admission to the 2012 Words Are Mightier Workshop, please submit the following:

  1. VONA Application Form
  2. Manuscript in one of the following:
    • Poetry, Lyricizing and Speaking with Willie Perdomo: 5 ­ 10 poems (not to exceed 20 pages)
    • Telling our Tales in Fiction and Nonfiction with Mat Johnson: up to 25 pages
    • Blogging, Logging, an On-line Presence with Elmaz Abinader: 10- 15 pages
  3. $20 non-refundable application fee made payable to the University of Miami

After completing this application, submit it along with your manuscript via email to

Please attach ONE file that includes all pages of your manuscript. Include a cover page with your name,phone number, and email address, as well as a page number on each page (This is VERY Important).

Send payment to:

Words are Mightier
University of Miami
Dept of English c/o Lydia PO Box 248145
Coral Gables, FL 33124

Your application is not considered complete until you email the manuscript with this application form and pay the application fee.