Creative Writing, Publishing & Editing

This area of inquiry promotes the study of creative writing as both a practice and educational subject.

Submissions to the Creative Writing area may explore aspects of any form of creative writing including (but not limited to) Autobiography/Memoir, Creative non-fiction, Flash fiction, Novel/Novella, Playwriting/Dramatic writing, Poetry, Screenwriting, and Short story. Submissions may also examine topics such as the following:

  • Creative Writing and the Academy
  • Creative Writing Teaching Practices
  • Publishing in Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing Collaborations
  • Experimental Creative Writing

Area Director

Creative Writing, Publishing, and Editing Director 2022-2025


Maria Matz
Department of  World Languages and Cultures, UMass-Lowell