Department of Creative Writing
The UNCW Department of Creative Writing is a community of deeply committed writers who believe that the creation of art is valuable to self and culture. We think you’ll find we are an open-minded and big-hearted group. Our faculty encourages a rigorous yet safe, supportive environment in which diverse writers can grow as artists and as individuals. We believe excellence starts with an informed application of craft and we encourage writers to explore aesthetics and methods across genre lines.
Whether you are an undergraduate writer, just starting down the path, or a more experienced one looking for support and guidance in the mastery of your art, we have a program that will work for you. We invite you to explore the pages of this site. Get to know us. Check out the seasoned and well-published faculty. Check out the creative careers and prestigious publications of our students and alumni, and the extraordinary success of our Publishing Laboratory with its hands-on curriculum for BFA and MFA students. Find out more about our award-winning semiannual journal, Ecotone, and its sister book imprint, Lookout Books, at ecotonelookout.org. Read about our partnership with HarperCollins Publishers (which gives students direct access to crucial publishing industry information and individuals). Then be sure to let us know if you have any questions.