Creative Writing Certificate Program
Illustration by Valerie Tran
The deadline for the Parker Prizes and Kruger Fellowships was March 1, 2023, and the submission window is now closed. Results will be announced in mid-April.
The priority deadline for applications for fall admission to the Undergraduate Creative Writing Certificate Program was March 1, but applications will continue to be accepted until mid-July, or until all available seats are filled.
CREATIVE WRITING CERTIFICATE APPLICATION
The application has TWO parts:
1) Fill out the CREATIVE WRITING CERTIFICATE APPLICATION
2) Upload your Writing Sample to the WRITING SAMPLE FOLDER
- Fiction: up to 2,500 words total (one story, several stories, or a novel excerpt)
- Poetry: up to 5 pages total (one poem or several poems)
Please include your Name and EID on the writing sample and in the file name: Last_First_EID
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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.