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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

Fall 2024 courses

Highlights of our Fall 2024 courses include Fantasy and Magical Realism, Writing Real Science, Writing and Politics, Nontraditional Writing for Young Adults, Investigative Journalism, and Writing and Witnessing!

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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.