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Events

2013–14 Reading Calendar

2014 Summer Writers Conference, featuring Jason Mott

 

News & Accolades

New books for Sarah Messer & Malena Mörling!

MFA alumna ('07) & UNCW professor Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams wins prestigious Whiting Writers' Award!

Department of Creative Writing a love of place UNC-TV notable

Spring 2014 Visiting Writers: A. Van Jordan & Hope Edelman

Books published by our students and alumni

The Coast Line Winter 2014: Newsletter of the Department of Creative Writing

April Accolades

Archive

 

Our Journals & Imprint

Chautauqua (submit)

Ecotone (submit)

Lookout Books

 

Aspiring Writers

Editorial Freelancing

Find an Agent

Publish Your Book

Writers Groups

-Options for Creative Writing at UNCW

 

Prospective MFA Students

MFA students at the Ecotone Happiness Issue launch party. Photo by Mike Bull.

I gained valuable teaching experience, served as managing editor of Ecotone, and relished my time with mentors who encouraged and challenged me. Simply put, it changed my life. —Jay Varner, MFA nonfiction '07, author of Nothing Left to Burn

Overview

The MFA at UNCW is a 48-hour apprenticeship, requiring a total of 21 hours of writing workshops, 21 hours of literature or other elective courses, and 6 thesis hours, leading to completion and defense of a substantial book-length manuscript of literary merit and publishable quality. While students apply in and focus primarily on one genre, cross-genre study is encouraged. More >

FAQs

Thank you for your interest in our program! We hope that the following responses to frequently asked questions and quick links to hot topics will prove useful. More >

Apply

Your application to the MFA program in Creative Writing at UNC-Wilmington will be submitted online to UNCW’s Graduate School. Along with your online application, you are required to upload an electronic copy of your manuscript (the writing sample), your personal essay (also called a statement of interest, purpose, or intent), and provide email addresses for three recommenders. In addition to the application materials submitted online (manuscript, essay, and recommenders' email addresses), you will need to mail to the Graduate School your transcripts. More >


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