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Creative Writing

As a minor or as a focus, you can develop your writing and creative thinking skills with the help of student-run publications, publishing faculty, and challenging classes.

There is no shortage of writing opportunities at York College, a place where you’ll find creativity and inspiration in abundance. Our award-winning literary magazine, Story, and the student-run literary and arts magazine, The York Review, give you immediate hands-on experience at your fingertips. You can soak in the wisdom and creativity of visiting writers, or submit to our Bob Hoffman writing competition.

And our creative writing workshops put you in control of your education and creative development. As urban studies theorist Richard Florida said, “Wherever creativity goes — and, by extension, wherever talent goes — innovation and economic growth are sure to follow.” Creative writing is available as a minor; professional writing majors can choose creative writing in fiction or poetry as a writing track.

Dillon Samuelson York Review art submission in 2014, part of the creative writing program
The York Review's literary and art magazine, including this 2014 piece by York College art alumni Dillon Samuelson, showcases the incredible works of York College's creative community.

Insightful writing. Hands-on production. Incredible opportunities.Creative Writing publications and media

  • The York Review

    York Review student literary journal Spring 2016

    The York Review is the department's student-run literary journal. Published usually in the spring, the magazine is a juried collection of student writing. Students can submit works for publication and can apply to serve on the editorial board. You can see the most recent edition below or on Issuu.

  • Story Magazine

    Story magazine, winner of the CLMP Firecracker Award for Best Debut Magazine, is a "double-sided print annual devoted to the complex and diverse world of narrative" that takes submissions from a diverse collection of contributors (Submissions are accepted during a set period each year). Faculty produce the magazine with the assistance of students. Volume 3 of the literary magazine is available for purchase. 

  • Rough Draft Podcast

    Rough Draft podcast at York College's creative writing program

    The Rough Draft is an hour long podcast dedicated to exploring the creative minds of the literary and artistic community at York College of Pennsylvania and beyond it, providing you with interviews with published authors, brilliant student work, and discussions surrounding anything creative or writerly. You can find the podcast on the York Review website.

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Creative Writing
Travis Kurowkski, Ph.D., Coordinator of Creative Writing
Humanities Center
Phone: 717.815.1469
Contact for appt.