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Skidmore College
English Department

Journal writing

Application Process for 300-level Creative Writing Workshops

(EN 378 Nonfiction Workshop, EN 379 Poetry Workshop, EN 380 Fiction Workshop)

Five days prior to the first day of Registration, you must submit in hard copy to the department administrator:

  1. a list of previous creative writing and/or genre courses taken at Skidmore (EN 211 Fiction, EN 213 Poetry, EN 215 Drama, EN 219 Nonfiction, EN 251 Special Studies in Creative Writing, EN 280 Intro to Nonfiction Writing, EN 281 Intro to Fiction Writing, or EN 282 Intro to Poetry Writing),
  2. the name and number of the course being applied for, and
  3. a writing sample in the genre of the workshop to which you are applying: 5 poems, or 8-10 double-spaced pages of fiction or nonfiction.

Your name should appear in the upper-right hand corner of every page.

In consultation with the department’s creative writing faculty, the Instructor of the course will make selections, notify you of the decision, and enter Registration Overrides into the Banner system so that selected students may register.   

Students who are not accepted may reapply in following semesters.