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Creative Writing Certificate Program

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Important Recurring Deadlines

OCTOBER 1: Applications to begin the CRW Certificate Program in Spring Semester (for fiction only). Applications to the Honors Thesis Project in Creative Writing.  MARCH 1: Applications to begin the CRW Certificate Program in the Fall Semester (for poetry and fiction).



The Creative Writing Certificate Program is no longer accepting applications for admission in the Spring 2024 semester. The next applcation deadline is March 1, 2024.

Writing Contests

The submission window for the Parker Prizes and Kruger Fellowships will open on January 1, with a deadline of March 1, 2024.  For more information click the Writing Contests link below.


Ongoing Opportunities

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

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. 

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