• Creative Writing

Creative Writing Audition Information

  • Creative Writing: MPVA Magnet Program Audition Requirements: 

    Students must bring a 2–6-page sample of their best writing. Be sure to bring a copy of the original as the writing sample will NOT be returned to the student. The writing may be in any genre. All writing samples must be written by the student alone and clearly labeled with the student’s name and title of the piece (if titled). The sample may include, but is not limited to: poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction. The writing sample must be typed, double spaced, 10- or 12-point font for fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction. Poetry must be single or 1.5 spaced. Your 2-6 pages may be divided between pieces from more than one genre.

    For the timed writing (in person), students will be given a prompt, and they will complete a piece of writing within a given time limit. Students will be judged on content and creativity rather than mechanics.

    Creative Writing Audition Scoring Rubric:

    • 2–6 page prepared sample- 120 pts
    • Timed writing- 120 pts
    • Interview- 60 pts


    Contact: Rachel Nash rnash@houstonisd.org