Skip to main content
Hero Image Loading

Writing Portfolios


Office of Admissions

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401




Submit Your Deposit
A fall sunset from the west side of Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Writing Portfolios

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of a manuscript, their academic record, and any other evidence of special ability. Manuscripts can be submitted in one (or more*) of the following categories:

  • Poetry (5-8 pages)
  • Fiction (one short story)
  • Creative non-fiction (one essay on any topic)
  • Journalism (2 articles of investigative reporting)
  • Playwriting (one-act play)
  • Critical essay (one analytical paper on literature, film or dramatic performance)

Manuscripts should be representative of the applicant's best work and not exceed 20 pages.

Your manuscript should be typed, numbered, and include your name on each page. Your submission may include works previously submitted for a class or published in a newspaper or journal.

*Students may choose to submit in multiple genres. In such cases, preference will be given to manuscripts that show an even range of talent and potential in all represented genres.

Submission Deadlines
Portfolios are due by the same deadline as your application for admission (see for specific deadlines).

Electronic Submission of Portfolios
Portfolios can be submitted electronically through the Portfolio section on your AppTracker. Your application status page will be available within about 48 hours of submitting your application for admission—we'll send you an email with a link to create a password and access your application status page.

File Sizes and Types
We support media files as large as 5GB, but please be advised that larger files will take longer to upload from your Internet connection and may stall if you are on a wireless connection or one that cannot sustain a connection for the necessary period of time. We support the following file formats:

  • Document: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .wpd

Candidates are notified of their scholarship awards at the time of admission.

Scholarship Guidelines
Scholarships are renewable annually as long as you remain in good academic standing. Your scholarships must be applied toward the cost of tuition, and the combination of Knox scholarships and grants and federal and state grants cannot exceed the cost of tuition. You may also qualify for additional need-based financial assistance, including grants, work-study, and loans.

Read Related News

Request More Info Apply for Admission Visit Knox

Top 50

most diverse colleges

One of the most compelling, egalitarian, and collaborative intellectual communities on the planet. (Usually modest, too!)

Knox College

Printed on Thursday, April 25, 2024