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Information about CRW curriculum and requirements can be found here



Creative Writing Certificate Applications

The Priority Deadline (April 15th, 2021) has passed. 

Applications for the waitlist will continue to be accepted until May 31.


Applicants in Fiction must submit a writing sample of up to 2,500 words.  The sample can consist of one story, several stories, or a novel excerpt. 

Applicants in Poetry must include up to 5 pages of poetry, which can consist of one poem or several poems. 

Make sure to include your Name and EID on the writing sample and in the file name as follows: Last_First_EID

The application has TWO parts:

1) Fill out the Creative Writing Certificate Application Form

2) Submit writing samples via email to:


James F. Parker Writing Contests 

Fania Kruger Fellowship in Writing

The winners and finalists will be announced in mid-May.



The Writers' League of Texas provides internship, networking, literary, and educational opportunities in Austin and around the state, as well as an annual conference featuring literary agents and editors. 

The Texas Book Festival, one of the largest in the country, takes place annually in late October / early November, but offers volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Poets and Writers magazine lists contests, fellowships, grants, and literary journals for writers of all levels. 

Check back often for more links to publishing, contest, and internship opportunities.

John Pipkin

Director of the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program

John Pipkin
  • Creative Writing Certificate Program

    University of Texas at Austin
    204 W 21st st.
    Austin, 78712