Graduate Program in Creative Writing


Publications in the Creative Writing Graduate Program

Explore the publications below to discover the depth and breadth of Western’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing:


Think Journal

Christine Yurick founded THINK in the winter of 2008, and it quickly achieved a national reputation for strong poetry and essays. The journal favors thoughtful attention to form and critical clarity. In fall 2013, the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Western Colorado University acquired the journal. It is now housed in the Poetry Concentration and enjoys a growing reputation for excellence.

In keeping with its original mission, THINK publishes poems that emphasize craft as well as clear and compelling content. We are looking for metered, rhymed poems, in received or nonce forms, or free verse with a clear organizing principle. We read work both from established and emerging poets. Please upload 3-5 poems on Submittable.

THINK appears twice each year, in the spring and fall. A yearly subscription is $18; individual issues are $10 each.

THINK is a not-for-profit venture and accepts charitable donations through the Western Colorado University Foundation, the 501c3 charitable corporation set up by Western to receive tax-deductible gifts. Any and all donations are gratefully appreciated and go directly to editing, printing, marketing and distributing the journal.

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Western Press Books

Western Press Books is housed in the undergraduate Creative Writing program in Communication Arts, Languages & Literature Department and is distributed through the University Press of Colorado. Undergraduate students as well as the graduate students in Publishing Concentration serve on the Editorial Board and work each year on production of the annual anthology Manifest West.

Titles from Western Press Books are available at local and area bookstores.

Contact or Mark Todd, Ph.D. for more information.

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