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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 application window (March 1st-March 12th, 2023), by way of the online portal: 

See full guidelines below.



Application period: Wednesday, March 1st-Sunday, March 12th (midnight)

Report-back: After March 31st

Early registration: Monday, April 10th


FALL 2023 Seminars focusing on creative writing will be--

ENGL 4012:0001: Honors Seminar in Fiction, taught by Assistant Professor Louisa Hall
ENGL 4012:0002: Honors Seminar in Fiction, taught by Assistant Professor Paige Lewis
ENGL 4014:0001: Honors Seminar in Creative Nonfiction, taught by Associate Professor Melissa Febos


Submission Guidelines for Honors Seminars in Creative Writing – FALL 2023

1) Submissions are accepted for this TIME PERIOD ONLY, March 1st-March 12th, 2023. Submissions received outside that period may not be considered.

2) We are offering three Honors courses in Creative Writing in FALL 2023. You may only submit to ONE course. Under Submission Type, please select one of the following: FICTION (specify Hall OR Lewis) or CREATIVE Nonfiction (Febos).

3) Upload, as a single file, up to 15 pages of FICTION for the fiction seminar, or up to 15 pages of CREATIVE NONFICTION for the creative nonfiction 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 three courses. Multiple submissions may be disqualified. You will receive an email regarding application status from the English Department during the first week of April.