Kalamazoo College boasts a lively writing community. Students produce poems, journalism, analytical essays, short stories, novels, and creative non-fiction in classes and workshops, as well as one-on-one with professors through their Senior Individualized Projects. Students share their work in public readings that can draw up to a hundred fellow students, and they publish in professional venues and on-campus publications including The Cauldron (student literary magazine); Index (student newspaper); and Passage (study abroad magazine).
We seek students who love to write and encourage you to submit an Arts Supplement for writing along with your application to Kalamazoo College (even if you do not plan to major or minor in English). To do so, please submit:
- A brief writing sample, which can be either three poems or a single piece of prose (3-5 pages, typed and double spaced). A prose piece might be a critical essay, a piece of creative non-fiction, a piece of journalism, a short story, or a novel excerpt. While complete pieces are desirable, a coherent 3-5 page excerpt in a prose genre is acceptable.
Materials can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or to:
Office of Admission
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo MI 49006
The English Department will carefully review your work. Questions can be addressed to Lara Magdzinski at email@example.com.
Find out more about our English Program here