“The Center for Fiction is the rarest thing these days: A place where it’s possible to concentrate and actually get some writing done. With so much disruption everywhere else, I’m really thankful for the staff’s hard work to keep the Writers Studio safe and calm and pleasant.” —Justin Scheck, Journalist
Please click here to learn how we are keeping the Writers Studio safe and clean.
The Center for Fiction provides quiet space for writers to work in Downtown Brooklyn. We accept writers of all genres and people at all different stages of their career. All writers are welcome.
Open every day from 8am to 10pm, our Writers Studio is located in a beautiful, bright space on our second floor. It provides the perfect setting conducive to the craft of writing and is conveniently located near the Atlantic Barclays transportation hub.
- $225/month (Standard Rate)
- $175/month (New Member Rate – this offer expires 5/31/2021)
- $150/month (Student Rate)
- $150/month (Emerging Writer Fellowship Alumni Rate)
Gift Options: Do you know someone who is working on a manuscript or finishing their dissertation in 2021? Cover their $50 application fee or pay for one month’s use of our Writers Studio, starting at $225/month. Click here to purchase!
Writing Programs Director
“In terms of facilities and community, The Writers Studio is the best place to write in New York in my experience. Comfortable, quiet writing rooms, professional ambiance, an enormous library, and bookstore-café below. The Center has done a great job of keeping going, despite COVID.” —Julia Lichtblau, Writer
The Center offers each writer a desk, comfortable chairs, electrical outlets for portable and laptop computers, WiFi, wireless printer access. A limited number of personal lockers are also available. If you would like a locker as part of your membership, please indicate so in your application.
Membership also includes discounts on writing classes, reading groups, events at the Center, and in our bookstore, and access to our second floor terrace.
Please Note: For the duration of the health emergency, we are obliged to limit access on the second floor, including the kitchenette and the library. We look forward to restoring these benefits to the Writers Studio Membership when it is safe to do so.
How to Join
How to Join
Please fill out and submit the application form below for consideration to join our community of writers. The application will take you about 5-7 minutes to complete. Thank you!
- Phone number
- Information on your current writing project
- A list of recent publications, residencies, fellowships, etc.
- Three personal references, including name, email address, and phone number
- Ideal start date at the Studio
There is a one-time $50 application processing fee, which can be completed in our online store. This fee is waived for all previous members. Please let us know in your application if this applies to you.