Hope College English Department
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  • To get the Distinguished Artist Award in Creative Writing, you must also apply for admission to Hope College through the Common Application.

    To apply to the Distinguished Artist Award in Creative Writing submit these four things:

    1. Your Information
    2. Short Essay
    3. Writing Sample
    4. Recommendation

    *Your application is due January 7th. (Recommendation due January 14th.)

    You can't save your application, so write the Short Essay and Writing Sample (details below) on your own first. If you refresh or close the tab before hitting submit, you'll lose everything.
  • Your Information

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  • Short Essay and Writing Sample Details and Instructions

    Short Essay

    In 500 words, please answer these questions: What are the strengths and the weaknesses in your writing? What are your strengths and weaknesses in giving and receiving criticism on writing? Who are your favorite writers, and why? What do you hope to get out of your creative writing courses?

    Writing Sample

    Please attach up to ten (10) typed pages of your creative writing as a .docx or .pdf. Submit samples in any creative genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction). Do not go over ten pages. Double space your writing (poems may be single spaced). One poem per page (though longer poems may, of course, carry over to additional pages). Use a 12-point font and one-inch margins. 

    Uploading Documents

    File names for uploading documents should be in the following format:

    Last Name_FirstName_ShortEssay
    Last Name_FirstName_Writing Sample

    Upload your documents below. You will need to upload each document individually.
  • Short Essay and Writing Sample Documents Upload
    • Recommendation - Teacher, Writer or other person
      Ask a teacher, writer, or other person familiar with you and your writing to write you a recommendation. Below, give us their name and email. We will invite them to submit a letter of recommendation. Their recommendation will be due January 14th.
    • After finishing all of this application, press the submit button below. You will receive a confirmation email that we received your application. If you do not receive this email, please contact application support.

      If you need any help, please contact Application Support.