York College creative writing courses offer students a chance to develop their writing and creative thinking skills under the direction of an actively publishing faculty, alongside their writing peers, and supported by a host of annual visiting writers and publishers. Each semester, our students choose from a variety of introductory and advanced creative writing courses, such as Fiction Writing or Screenwriting. The college also offers a Creative Writing Minor for those students interested in more actively pursuing their writing careers or goals. Creative writing happens outside the classroom as well, with the student run literary and arts magazine, The York Review, national student-assisted literary magazine, Story, the annual Bob Hoffman Writing Contest, and student and professional readings across campus year-round.
YCP is proud to announce the debut of its new national literary magazine, Story, edited by YCP facullty, students, and alumni. Launched in Feburuary 2014 to the 14,000 attendees of the AWP conference in Seattle, Story is a biannual, mulitidisciplinary magazine about stories and storytelling. Three cheers to our first student editorial assistants, Ashli MacKenzie (English Literary Studies, '14) and Tracy Chopek (Professional Writing, '14).
During the 2014-15 academic year, York College will again host a blockbuster list of writing talent on campus, such as the avant-garde writer and publisher Tao Lin, reporter and novelist Rachel Louise Snyder, and poet Gary Fincke. For information about any of our visiting writers, contact: email@example.com
This Fall 2014 semester, YCP will again accept submissions for the annual Bob Hoffman Student Writing Contest, sponsored by the Bob Hoffman Foundation. There will be cash prizes for the best submissions in the four categories of poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction---so get writing. (Check here for last year's contest guidelines.) And be on the look out for news of our 2014-15 YCP Writer-in-Residence.