Creative Writing Opportunities

Gain experience + expertise

All Indiana University graduate students have the opportunity to work with the Indiana Review (IR) as well as the summer Indiana University Writers' Conference (IUWC).

Our student-edited literary publication

The Indiana Review (IR) is completely student-edited and offers unique experience in every aspect of literary publication. The IR has four funding lines for graduate students, generally for students in their second or third year. The IR associate editor assists the editor and teaches one creative writing course per year while still receiving the full A.I. stipend. The IR editor receives a full A.I. stipend for her or his work on the magazine and does no additional teaching. Both editors also receive a summer stipend, which allows them to work on the magazine and read submissions throughout the calendar year. In addition to the editor and associate editor positions, we offer students the opportunity to serve as genre editors, for which they receive a one-course reduction in their annual teaching load. All creative writing students are eligible to compete for these positions, and everyone is encouraged to join the fiction and poetry staffs, read and evaluate submissions, and assist the editors in planning future issues of the magazine.

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Hone your craft

Creative writing students also have the opportunity to work with the Indiana University Writers' Conference (IUWC), serving in the capacity as assistant director. While the IUWC offers the Bloomington community a week of free readings during the summer months, our M.F.A. students give readings throughout the rest of the year. These readings are complemented by additional readings by our faculty and readings and occasional informal talks or lectures by visitors to our campus.

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