Creative Writing at UCLA

There are a ton of awesome creative writing opportunities at UCLA if you know where to look. Fortunately for you, we’ve made it easier by putting them all in one place.

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  • The English major includes an option for a creative writing concentration.
  • You can take the following classes (non-majors welcome!):
    • English 19 (some Fiat Luxes are creative writing workshops)
    • English 136 (poetry workshop – by application only)
    • English 137 (short story workshop – by application only)
    • English 138 (special topics – by application only)
    • Film 133 (screenwriting – open to nonmajors on second pass enrollment)
  • Not a student? The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program is the largest open-enrollment creative writing and screenwriting program in the nation.

Literary Journals & Zines

  • Westwind publishes quarterly online journals and an annual print journal.
  • Nothing New publishes issues every new moon.
  • The UCLA BEAT features work by members of the UCLA health sciences community.



  • The Daily Bruin accepts applications in fall and winter and offers invaluable experience in reporting, editing, graphics, video, radio, and more.
  • OutWrite Newsmagazine is UCLA’s official queer newsmagazine and accepts applications quarterly.
  • UCLA Radio is available online and accepts interns quarterly.

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