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2015–16 Events Calendar

2015 Summer Writers Conference (video)


Books by Alumni

Books published by our students and alumni


News & Accolades

Clyde Edgerton receives 2015 Thomas Wolfe Prize and Lecture

Nina de Gramont releases new book: The Last September

Anna Lena Phillips Bell receives NC Arts Council Fellowship

Michael White a long-list finalist for National Book Award


Our Journals & Imprint

Chautauqua (submit)

Ecotone (submit)

Lookout Books


Aspiring Writers

Editorial Freelancing

Find an Agent

Publish Your Book

Where to Send Your Work
(an independent ranking of journals)

Writers Groups

The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC



Prospective BFA Students

Students walking on a pier at Baldhead Island

The caliber of talent and level of challenges posed in our workshops taught us story, arc, character, and every other essential component to high-level writing. —Jason Neese, BFA, 2002, Post-production, ABC studios


We encourage our graduate students to become people of letters, and our goals for undergraduate students are no less ambitious. We offer a broad liberal arts education that fosters creativity, exercises communication skills, sharpens analytical perception, and encourages informed, integrated cultural viewpoints. More >

Degree Requirements

BFA candidates must complete a minimum of 124 hours of undergraduate study. In addition to meeting UNCW's Basic Studies requirements, the students must complete 54 hours toward the major in creative writing. More >


Students may declare a major in Pre-Creative Writing at any point upon completing at least 24 hours of college credits. Admission to the full Creative Writing major comes through application only. More >

Why Creative Writing?
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