Please browse here for more information about our annual poetry competitions and literary showcases, news surrounding Creative Writing within the department and beyond, and a variety of upcoming events. For more information on the Creative Writing Concentration, please click here.
Fourth year English student Maya Chorney discusses why she chose Carleton’s English program and its Creative Writing concentration. Known for intimate writing workshops, a supportive student and faculty community, and opportunities to build your portfolio, the program is helping Maya hone her skills as a budding novelist.
Annual Creative Writing Competitions
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Inaugural FASS Indigenous Artist-in-Residence, Tyler Pennock, featured in FASS News Story
Meet literary trailblazer Tyler Pennock, Carleton’s newest Artist in Residence whose unique approach to poetry and storytelling challenges convention and celebrates the contemporary. Pennock hails from the Lesser Slave Lake region of Alberta as a member of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. Armed with a Creative Writing MFA from Guelph University,...
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Submit your creative writing for Issue 2 of Sumac Literary Magazine!
Sumac Literary Magazine publishes work by people connected to Carleton University and/or the land it is on. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, community members, and anyone with links to our campus or community are welcome to submit their work for consideration. Submissions are only accepted by email. Please send submissions to...
Thursday, September 14, 2023
The 2024 Bridge Prize National Short Story Award
The Bridge Prize celebrates short story writing by post-secondary students. Presented by the University of Lethbridge School of Liberal Education, The Bridge Prize is designed to inspire and motivate the next generation of Canadian literary artists as they embark on their professional writing careers. Submission Deadline: January 22,...