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2024 Creative Writing Prizes

Dozens of prizes for fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, journalistic writing, scriptwriting, and reviews. Cash prizes of up to $500. Open to all enrolled Penn students. Deadline March 1st.

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Declaring a major or minor

Declare your major in Creative Writing, your minor in Creative Writing, or your minor in Journalistic Writing in just a few steps.

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Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania

Spring 2024 courses

Highlights of our spring 2024 courses include Attention Poetics, Science Fiction, Writing and Politics, Memoir Workshop, Planet on the Brink: Climate and Environment Journalism, and Deep Dive Arts and Culture Writing!

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Welcome to the Creative Writing Program at Penn

We are home to a faculty of award-winning writers who teach more than sixty workshops each year in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism, playwriting, screenwriting, and writing for children and young adults, as well as innovative workshops in cross-genre, experimental, and hybrid writing, including writing that engages with community organizing, multimedia and visual arts, and performance.