Creative Writing

Creative writing students have exciting opportunities to be published while at Wofford, including in the Journal, a student-run literary magazine, as well as through the Old Gold and Black student newspaper and the Benjamin Wofford Prize, an innovative competition that recognizes and publishes the best book-length works by students. Students also have an opportunity to work with renowned authors and editors, participate in campus and community readings and literary events and compete for Helmus prizes in creative writing.


Wofford offers a degree in English with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in creative writing for students who do not major in English. Drawing upon faculty success in both the teaching and practice of writing, Wofford provides courses and student publishing opportunities in fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays and the personal essay.