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The Writers’ Block - a literary journal by students, for students. A place for writers everywhere to call ‘home.’

Writer's Block — “a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author is unable to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown. This creative stall is not a result of commitment problems or the lack of writing skills. The condition ranges from difficulty in coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years. Writer's block is not solely measured by time passing without writing. It is measured by time passing without productivity in the task at hand,” (Rose, Mike (1984). Writer's block : the cognitive dimension. pp. 3. ISBN 9780809311415.).

About Us

The Writers' Block is a literary publication - by students, for students.


The Writers' Block is founded, staffed, and run by Trine University students dedicated to and passionate about the literary arts. We desire to see more creativity on Trine's campus, as well as highlight and promote Trine's talented student body. We also hope our publication will provide students with a platform to showcase their work.

Our goal is to be a safe space for students to share their creative writing of all types, without rules (there actually are some rules), without judgment, without barriers, and without fear. We want to hear your thoughts, your stories, your voices. 


The Writers’ Block accepts written works within the genres of creative fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and those writing pieces that don’t quite fit into any category. 

While The Writers’ Block seeks to promote an open and inclusive environment (and accepts work of all topics and themes), we do expect all submitted works to be respectful, considerate, and free of hateful and/or discriminatory language.


Anyone may submit any item of writing, of any nature, but The Writers’ Block cannot promise to publish every piece. Pieces which break our content regulations will not be considered for publication. The publication of pieces is up to the discretion of The Writers’ Block organization members.

The Writers' Block was formed in 2022.

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