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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 (OCTOBER 4-11, 2021), by way of the online portal: https://workflow.uiowa.edu/entry/new/10796

See full guidelines below.

 

DATES FOR SPRING 2022 SEMINARS IN CREATIVE WRITING

Application period: Monday, October 4 - Monday, October 11, 2021

Report-back: the week of November 1, 2021

Early registration: Monday, November 8, 2021

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SPRING 2022 Seminars focusing on creative writing will be--

ENGL 4012: Honors Seminar in Fiction, taught by Prof. Bennett Sims

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

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Submission Guidelines for Honors Seminars in Creative Writing – SPRING 2022

1) Submissions are accepted for ONE WEEK ONLY, October 4-11, through this webform: https://workflow.uiowa.edu/entry/new/10796

Submissions received outside that period may not be considered.

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