University of Evansville

Creative Writing

As one of only seven universities nationwide to offer a BFA in creative writing, UE's creative writing program ranks among the country's best.

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Miranda Stinson

Meet Miranda Stinson

University of Evansville Creative Writing major Miranda Stinson how a well-rounded education through the Department of Creative Writing has prepared her to succeed in a number of writing and publishing fields after graduation.

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:

Publication Opportunities

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.

Evansville Review

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.

Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry

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.

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.