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Creative Writing: Books

A research guide for the University of Tampa MFA program in creative writing.

Check Out Policy for MFA Students

If you are in the Macdonald-Kelce Library you may check out books at the circulation desk with your UT Student ID.

If you are a not near campus you may contact Jeanne Vince ( or David Davisson ( to have a book in our collection mailed to you. Return postage will be included for returning the materials.

We are happy to attempt to obtain materials that are not in our collection through Interlibrary Loan. However, keep in mind that due to different library due dates and the time it takes to mail books, working through the Interlibrary Loan of the Macdonald-Kelce Library may be inefficient. You may want to ask your local library about their Interlibrary Loan policies.

Visit your local public library. If you need help locating the public library nearest you, let us know and we'll help you find one.

A Few Titles of Interest

The following books are available at the Macdonald-Kelce Library. This is only a small sample of our collection. Please use the online catalog to locate more titles that may be of interest.


Here are some electronic books that can be accessed through EBSCOhost eBooks. This is only a sampling of books on technique and method available through the library.

To access Ebooks available through the Macdonald-Kelce Library: You will need to be logged in through Esearch to access the following books, and search for them by title in EBSCOhost eBooks.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Writing Laurie Rozakis (EBSCOhost eBook)

Author's Toolkit : A Step-by-step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book by Mary Embree (EBSCOhost eBook)

Blueprint for Screenwriting: A Complete Writer's Guide to Story Structure and Character Development by Rachel Friedman Ballon (EBSCOhost eBook)

Careers for Writers and Others Who Have a Way with Words by Robert W. Bly (EBSCOhost eBook)

Also check out ABC-CLIO eBooks

Ebooks can be found when searching the online catalog (their Library Location will be listed as Internet).