Writing Sample Application Form for Barnard Creative Writing Courses
A writing sample is required as an application to apply to all Barnard creative writing courses.  As space is limited in creative writing courses, not all students who apply are guaranteed admittance.  

Students are unable to self-register for Barnard creative writing courses. Interested students who have submitted writing samples may put the course on their online schedule, which will automatically place them on the wait list.  If they are accepted, the professor will take them off the wait list, but until that time no one is officially registered for the class. You DO NOT need to waitlist before rosters are announced.

Please fill out this cover sheet and attach your writing sample.  For the Spring 2023 semester, writing samples are due by 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, December 28th, 2022. Submissions will not be evaluated before the deadline.  Please choose up to three writing courses to which you'd like to apply.

Writing Sample Guidelines:

* Writing samples should be creative and appropriate to the courses requested: 4-6 pages of fiction or personal narrative for prose writing courses, 3-4 pages of poetry for poetry writing, a scene or short story with dialogue for playwriting.

*If submitting to courses of different genres, please provide a separate writing sample for each type of course. For example, if applying to 2 prose courses and 1 poetry course, please submit one writing sample of prose, and another of poetry. Each sample should be submitted as a separate document in this form. File names should reflect the genre each sample is a submission for.

* Samples should be neat, typed, and double-spaced.

* Samples should not be expository or primarily analytical (like literature essays).

If you have any further questions, please contact Drew Fellow of Creative Writing Sarah Hilligoss at shilligo@barnard.edu.

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Last Name *
First Name *
BC or CU email *
School (BC, CC, GS, etc.) *
Expected Graduation Date *
Major *
Previous Writing Courses (Barnard, Columbia, or Other Institution): *
First Choice Barnard Creative Writing Course *
Second Choice Barnard Creative Writing Course *
Third Choice Barnard Creative Writing Course *
Please upload your creative writing sample here.  Please name your submission as follows: Lastname, Firstname, UNI, and genre (if submitting multiple files).
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