Please do not put your name or any other identifying information on either of the files uploaded below. They will be evaluated anonymously by the Director of the YWW Program.
Statement of Interest
Please submit a statement (no more than one page long) about your interest in writing, and why you would like to be a participant in the Young Writers Workshop at Ohio State.
Do not submit academic/analytical papers or other essays that are samples of your critical writing: we are interested in your fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction (by the latter, we mean, for example: a true story about your life, a reflective personal essay that expresses your thoughts and ideas about something you've observed or experienced, a piece of literary journalism, or any other piece of writing that showcases your own creativity).
This writing sample, along with your statement of interest, is the single basis for your admission into the Young Writers Workshop, so choose it carefully. (It can be something you've written for school or something you’ve written on your own, or a combination of the two.)