Welcome to the library dashboard for ENCW courses. The dashboard provides quick links to resources you need to succeed in your course. Whether you are online or on-Grounds, UVA Library services and support are available to all students.
Your Librarian is Sherri Brown.
Each school/department at UVA is assigned a research librarian. Connect with Sherri for help with your assignments. This service is available to all ENCW students. If you find that you need to conduct research for a creative writing course, or are looking for literary magazines or seeking resources about the literary market, meeting with a librarian early in your research process can help you save time and find the best resources.
Sherri can help with any part of your research process: brainstorming a research topic/question and creating a search strategy; finding, evaluating and organizing your sources; and more. No question is too basic! Sherri can meet with you in-person or online via Zoom.
We subscribe to many literary magazines - some online and others in print. If you're looking for inspiration (or somewhere to potentially publish at some point), check Virgo, the library's catalog, for known titles. You can also run a subject search to find literary magazines, though they can appear under many subjects, including: Literature -- Collections -- Periodicals; Arts -- Periodicals; Creative Writing -- Periodicals; Poetry -- Periodicals; Fiction -- Periodicals; and more. Below are a few of the many titles to which we subscribe.
Below are a few resources you may wish to consult if you're interested in learning more about the process of creative writing and getting published.
Find contemporary fiction and poetry (and creative non-fiction too!) in the Stacks. American Literature is located in the call numbers starting with PS, English Literature in PR, and French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese Literature in PQ. If you want to see a list of the most newly-acquired books in these areas, check out the New Books guide and navigate to the call number areas of interest. Below are a few anthologies of note.