The MSc in Creative Writing by Online Learning at Edinburgh launched in 2012.

We’re a 3 year, part-time, 100% online programme; our students are based all over the world, and bring to their writing a rich diversity of experience.

The annual showcases collected here offer tasters of work from our Year 3 students; the students compile and edit the selections themselves during the course of their final year.

We’ve had a great time working with them, and we’re proud to present these samples of their work: poetry and fiction which by turns beguiles, intrigues, provokes, and generates pleasure.

Our thanks goes to Fiona Carmichael and Niki Vielma for building the site, and again to Niki for the cover image.


Dilys Rose, programme director

Miriam Gamble, deputy programme director