Creative Writing

Dates and Guidelines for Submissions to Classes

Registering for creative writing courses requires that students submit a writing sample and state for which course they are applying. Please tell us whether you are a first-year, sophomore, junior or senior, and—if relevant—which other writing courses you have taken.

The due date for
Fall 2022 classes is
Noon on Wednesday, April 13.

The facts about writing samples

  1. Samples for The Short Story and The Realistic and the Fantastic should consist of 3-5 pages of prose. Samples should be submitted to Peter Rock via email: prock@reed.edu. Hard copies will not be considered. 
  2. Writing samples for Rearranging the Mirrors, From Intent to Accident, and The Long Poem should consist of 3-5 pages of creative work and should be submitted to Jae Yeun Choi via email: jchoi@reed.edu. Hard copies will not be considered.
  3. They are due at noon on Wednesday during the week of registration. For Spring 2023 courses, writing samples will be due in November during spring pre-registration (and decisions will be made at that time). Writing samples can also be submitted at any time prior to the due date. Early submissions are appreciated. Please note prerequisites.
  4. Students will be alerted via e-mail during pre-registration whether or not they may register. 
  5. A second deadline, for late registration, is at noon on Wednesday of the week of late registration. This deadline is only for students returning from a leave. There may or may not be space for these students.

* Please check the course catalog or courses page for individual course requirements.

* Please address questions to Peter Rock or Jae Yeun Choi