Beyond the Classroom
The Department of Creative Writing provides its students with an array of valuable hands-on experiences outside of the classroom. Majors may work at the UE Press reviewing manuscripts, teach middle- and high-school children how to write poetry and fiction, intern at notable newspapers or magazines, or serve as a student editor or intern for the award-winning The Evansville Review or the poetry journal Measure. In all our activities, our students challenge and inspire each other to learn, grow, and practice their craft, ensuring success in all they do.
The Department of Creative Writing has a strong record of placing creative writing writing students in exciting internships. Students have worked with the following organizations:
- Archaeology Magazine, Washington, D.C.
- Arts Indiana magazine, Indianapolis, IN
- Billboard magazine, Nashville, TN
- Disney Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
- Elle magazine, New York, NY
- Evansville Business magazine
- Evansville City View magazine
- Evansville Living magazine
- Evansville Courier & Press
- Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science
- Hoosier Parent magazine
- Indiana Business magazine
- The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
- Marvel Comics Publications, New York, NY
- Patchwork Central, Inc.
- Performing Songwriter magazine, Nashville, TN
- Senior Literary Journal
- Story Press, Ohio
- The Evansville Review
- UE Office of Content Design
- UE Writing Center
- Various advertising agencies
- Various law offices
- WCPO/Channel 9, Ohio
- Writer's Digest magazine, Ohio
- Writers in the Schools (WITS)
The Department of Creative Writing offers a variety of publications for students interested in gaining experience in editing, copyediting, proofing, and reading submissions, and design.
Our students edit and publish this award-winning literary journal. It includes poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews by a wide range of authors, from students to Nobel Prize recipients. Past issues have included work by Arthur Miller, John Updike, Joseph Brodsky, Elia Kazan, Edward Albee, Willis Barnstone, Shirley Ann Grau, and X. J. Kennedy. Poems which first appeared in The Evansville Review were selected to be included in The Best American Poetry 2001 and in The Pushcart Prize XXVI, 2002.
This journal is dedicated to publishing the best metrical, English-language poetry from both the United States and abroad. Students have opportunities to serve as editorial interns for Measure under the guidance of creative writing faculty.
Our Teaching Fellows in the Student Writers of Indiana Program select work for this annual anthology to showcase statewide middle and high school students’ best poems and short stories. This anthology is distributed statewide.
Ohio River Review
The Ohio River Review draws on the all-University writing contest for its content. Student editors pick what they deem the best of the contest entries for inclusion. The journal is published each spring in time for distribution at the final Creative Writing Coffee Hour, at which time contest entries are read.