The Center for Fiction provides quiet space for writers to work in Midtown Manhattan.  We accept writers of all genres and people at all different stages of their career. All writers are welcome at the Studio.

Our writing studio is located in a beautiful, sky-lit space on our top floor. It provides the perfect setting conducive to the craft of writing.

The Center offers each writer a desk, an up-to-date reference library, lounge area, comfortable chairs, electrical outlets for portable and laptop computers, WiFi internet, wireless printer access, and a kitchenette/refreshment room stocked with coffee, water and candy. Please note there is currently limited availability of personal lockers. Those interested in using one should indicate so in the application.


Exclusive to The Center for Fiction, we offer our Writers' Studio members full access to our circulating collection of 85,000 titles–perfect for inspiration and research in any genre. Membership also includes discounts on writing classes, reading groups, events at the Center, and in our bookstore. You also have full access to our entire building, including our second-floor Reading Room.

Stop by today for a tour of the Writers' Studio!


The Writers' Studio offers three membership levels:


Evening & Weekend Membership--$100/month

Monday thru Friday 6pm-midnight; Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm


Basic Membership--$110/month

  • Monday thru Friday 9am-midnight


Full Membership--$130/month

  • Monday thru Friday 9am- midnight; Saturday & Sunday 9am- 6pm


    No commitment is required and you only have to give 30 days notice to end your membership. 


Please contact with the application information available below. The application will be reviewed and you will be contacted shortly about your membership.

Application Information:

- Name
- Address
- Phone number
- Email
- Membership Level
- Information on your current writing project
- A list of recent publications, residencies, fellowships, etc.
- A personal reference, including name, email address, and phone number.
- Ideal start date at the Studio

Writing Workshops

at the Center


This spring we're offering a variety of writing workshops led by award-winning authors. Teachers include Christine Schutt, Mia Alvar, Martha Southgate, Teddy Wayne and more. Click here to see the full roster of classes and to sign up.