MFA in Creative Writing Application Workshop: Prose by Any Other Name

What should I submit for my fiction or creative nonfiction writing sample? 

The writing sample is the most important part of your application: hear from our Creative Nonfiction faculty Marilyn Abildskov on what makes the best submission and tips to keep in mind as you are preparing your sample.

Abildskov is the author of The Men in My Country. Her short stories and essays have appeared in the Sewanee Review, Southern Review, Epoch, Best American Essays, and elsewhere.

Register below for this workshop and a Zoom link will be emailed to you with your confirmation.

An application fee waiver will be provided to those who attend.

Have any questions? Contact Program Assistant Krista Varela Posell at 925-631-4762 or

We look forward to meeting you!