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Creative Writing Seminars

Applying for Admission to the English & Creative Writing Seminars

Applicants must have declared the English & Creative Writing major and must have completed three semesters of college. Transfer students who fall under this amount should consult with an English advisor.

Submit your portfolio during the one-week window (MARCH 7-14, 2022), by way of the online portal: 

See full guidelines below.



Application period: Monday, March 7 - Monday, March 14, 2022

Report-back: the week of April 4, 2022

Early registration: Monday, April 11, 2022


FALL 2022 Seminars focusing on creative writing will be--

ENGL 4012: Honors Seminar in Fiction, taught by Prof. Louisa Hall

ENGL 4013: Honors Seminar in Poetry, taught by Prof. Donika Kelly


Submission Guidelines for Honors Seminars in Creative Writing – FALL 2022

1) Submissions are accepted for ONE WEEK ONLY, March 7-14, through this webform: 

Submissions received outside that period may not be considered.

2) We are offering two Honors courses in Creative Writing in FALL 2022. You may only submit to one course. Under Submission Type, please select one of the following: FICTION (Hall) or POETRY (Kelly).

3) Upload, as a single file, up to 15 pages of FICTION for the fiction seminar, or up to 15 pages of POETRY for the poetry seminar. Your submission may be one piece, multiple short pieces, or part of a larger project, as long as the document does not exceed 15 pages in length (double-spaced). Please use standard manuscript format (double-spaced, 12-point type, margins of at least one inch, pages numbered, name on first page). Submissions above 15 pages may be disqualified.

4) Again, you may only submit to one of the two courses. Multiple submissions may be disqualified.