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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



Department of Creative Writing


The UNCW Department of Creative Writing is a community of passionate, dedicated writers who believe that the creation of art is valuable to self and culture. Our faculty encourages a rigorous yet supportive environment in which 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. Check out the extraordinary success of our Publishing Laboratory and its hands-on curriculum for BFA and MFA students.  Then be sure to let us know if you have any questions.

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2015 Creative Writing Video

Please view this short video on the Creative Writing Program at UNCW. We are especially proud of our MFA and BFA programs in Creative Writing, and of our unique, state-of-the-art Publishing Laboratory, where both graduate and undergraduate students learn all aspects of publishing in a hands-on environment that is unique in higher education.

Read about our award-winning semiannual journal, Ecotone, and its sister book imprint, Lookout Books, at ecotonelookout.org!


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