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 freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, and—if relevant—which other writing courses you have taken.

The due date for
Spring 2019 classes is
Noon on Wednesday, November 12.

The facts about writing samples

  1. Writing samples for Sara Jaffe's CRWR 207: Personal Essay course should consist of 3-5 pages of prose (creative or otherwise). Samples for Sara's CRWR 321: Queer Writing should consist of 3-5 pages in any genre, and should be accompanied by a brief statement explaining your interest in the course. Samples should be submitted to Sara Jaffe via email: jaffes@reed.edu. Hard copies will not be considered. 

  2. Writing samples for poetry courses should consist of 3-5 pages of creative work and should be submitted to Samiya Bashir in hard copy, left in the mailbox outside her office (Greywood 108). Email submissions will not be considered.

  3. They are due at noon on Wednesday during the week of registration. For Spring 2019 courses, writing samples will be due in November during 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.

  4. Students will be alerted via e-mail during pre-registration, if possible by the Friday of the first week of registration.

  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 Samiya Bashir or Sara Jaffe.