Complete and submit an LCAD Application
Submit an official final undergraduate transcript.
Submit a résumé of publications, awards, and relevant experience.
4. Letters of Recommendation
Submit two letters of recommendation, one academic and one personal.
5. Writing Samples
Send ten to twenty pages of fiction or non-fiction and five to ten pages of poetry.
6. Letter of Intent
No standard boilerplate submissions. You want to earn a degree in Creative Writing? Then tease us with your creative potential. Pick a prompt below and give us 500 words. Write something you enjoy. Make us laugh or move us to tears. Or both. We’ll even accept two submissions of 500-words, if you’re so inspired. But no more than two. And whatever you do, don’t send us that generic letter. You know the one.
A) If flavors of ice cream were metaphors for life hacks or moral codes, list five ice creams and explain the corresponding wisdom conveyed by each, including the logical correlation to the ingredients and flavors.
B) Create a dialogue between two people in which one person unwittingly makes a grieving person laugh.
C) Write a description of your version of a particular place, e.g. “My Chicago” or “My Dive Bar” or “My Confessional.”
D) Write an ironic holiday letter about your family’s most recent year.
E) Make your reader scared of a duckling.