Creative Writing

AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Resources

AWP Guide to Writing Programs
AWP “Writers’ Calendar”

Poets and Writers Magazine Resources

Writing Prompts
Database of Writing Contests
Database of Literary Magazine submission deadlines
Database of MFA Programs


CAA (College Art Association) Resources

Art Journal
Database of Awards, Grants and Fellowships
Exhibition Opportunities
Artists’ Projects

IVCC Creative Arts

IVCC Creative Writing course

IVCC Graphic Design Program

IV Leader, IVCC’s Student-Run News Site
The IV Leader is the campus newspaper, published tri-weekly by a student staff and advised by the journalism instructor.  The staff is composed of students who contribute their time and talents and is open to all students – part-time and full-time – regardless of major.  Staff positions are open to any student with an interest in any area of publication; previous newspaper experience is not necessary.  Students can pick up applications outside office B-317.

SIGMA KAPA DELTA, English Honor Society
Kim Radek – 815-224-0395, A-314 –
Delores Robinson – 815-224-0398, A-328 –
The National English Honor Society is for students in two-year colleges. Its goals are to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in English language and literature; provide cultural stimulation and promote interest in English on two-year college campuses and in the communities they serve; foster English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing; promote good professional interaction among members; and exhibit high standards of academic achievement. A candidate for membership shall have completed at least one college course in English language or literature. The candidate shall have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English and shall have completed at least one semester of college course work for a cumulative total of twelve hours or the equivalent quarter hours. In addition, all persons considered for membership shall exhibit high standards of personal and professional character and shall support purposes of the honor society.

SPAMO, Students of Performing Arts and Music
David Kuester – 815-224-0352, E-305 –
SPAMO stimulates interest in dramatic activities at IVCC and secure for the college all the advantages of a large national honorary fraternity, and by electing worthy students to membership, serve as a reward for their efforts in participating in the plays staged by the dramatic organization of the college.

IVCC Student Clubs and Organizations site
The Student Activities department complements the student’s academic experience through the development of, exposure to, and participation in social, cultural, multicultural, intellectual, recreational, community service and campus governance programs.