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Creative Writing Audition Requirements

Please send all application correspondence to Creative Writing Director, Amie Charney at, or contact by phone at (210) 356-1033.


The interview will consist of a writing exercise, panel interview, and discussion of portfolio. Student portfolios are to be a digital work submitted to following the guidelines below. Proof of submission of the digital portfolio must be submitted at the time of the application (see guidelines below).  Portfolios will be read/evaluated by the Creative Writing Director and a panel of her choosing. Note: You may bring in a hard copy of your portfolio but it is not necessary.

Digital Portfolio:

  • 10 pages of original writing (poetry, prose, screenwriting, playwriting, fiction, creative non-fiction, and experimental writings) Note: Please do not submit any writing tied to school assignments, as these do not reflect originality of conception.
  • If you are submitting a novel or lengthy works, submit only 10 pages.
  • Organization that includes cover page, table of contents, and titled pieces.
  • Include any original artwork, photography, or videos you feel should be included in your portfolio. Note: Do not submit stock photos (found on the internet) with your portfolio. Original works only.


  • Submit one digital portfolio to
  • Subject line to read: portfolio/last name/date of submission

Example: subject: portfolio/Pool/08.25.20

  • Brief professional email that includes, major, school year, and any additional comments.
  • Make sure your email has the attachment prior to submitting
  • Submit proof of submission to the NESA office with your application.

Note: acceptable proof in the form of a printed screenshot, or print out of the email is acceptable.