There are also a number of opportunities to gain experience in literary publishing while interning at Crab Orchard Review or SIU Press as well as opportunities to teach in the community. Students may even join an organization like Graduate Writers Forum and work on organizing our spring literary festival, Little Grassy.
The fundamental elements of the Creative Writing degree at Southern Illinois University are writing workshops, in which students read and critique the writing of their peers under the guidance of a faculty writer; intensive tutorial work with the thesis director on the student's writing; and the study of the traditions, forms, and theories of literature from a writer's stance. The faculty work closely with the students and insure that each student will have exposure to a variety of styles and personalities, from traditional to experimental.
The fiction program at SIUC focuses on professionalization without regard to subject matter or genre. SIUC fiction writers have found success in literary journals and at literary publishing houses, as well as at large commercial houses, with literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy fiction, slipstream fiction, horror fiction, and crime fiction. The fiction program also supports podcasting, audiobook creation, game narrative, virtual reality narrative, 360-degree video-making, Twitter fiction, subreddit fiction, and other forms of technological narrative. You need not be versed in these new approaches to storytelling, but you'll need to be open-minded, given the wide opportunities available with these novel venues.
Our small program size provides an excellent student-teacher ratio, and encourages both formal and informal apprenticeship and tutorial relationships. While no academic program can promise to create writers, our MFA program strives to provide committed, talented writers the guidance, instruction, support, and community that will help them produce their best work.
- Teaching College Composition
- Language Analysis
- Teaching Writing and Language
- Young Adult Literature
- Modern British Drama
- Middle English Literature
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- 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
- 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)
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