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Department of Creative Writing

Publishing Lab

Integral to the Department of Creative Writing, the Publishing Laboratory incorporates into the apprenticeship of creative writers an applied learning experience in the process by which literary manuscripts, including their own, are edited and designed into books and published to a wide audience of readers.

Creative Writing's Faculty & Staff

Established in 1999 under the leadership of Mark Cox, UNCW's Department of Creative Writing now includes a faculty of over 20 members. Since its birth, the department has made its mark, housing a thriving BFA major and one of the most innovative MFA programs in the nation.
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Our Values

We believe that the ultimate measure of our worth is not a faculty's published work - important as that may be - but the artistic, personal, and academic evolution of each of the students in our charge. Our primary profession, in short, is to recruit, support, and nurture the most promising writers and students of letters in the country.

Support Creative Writing Today!

Your contribution to the Department of Creative Writing can help inspire a young writer to turn their ideas into art. See how you can help.
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Our Guiding Principles

In the spirit of collective work and responsibility, UNCW actively fosters, encourages and promotes inclusiveness, mutual respect, acceptance and open-mindedness among students, faculty, staff and the broader community.

Contact UNCW Department of Creative Writing

Phone: (910) 962-7063
Fax: (910) 962-7461

601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5938