Inside Higher Ed just released an article addressing the debate regarding creative writing ETDs and university requirements for electronic deposit. Given the ongoing interest in this topic amongst the ETD community, this is one article you will want to read. The article includes responses and practices from several well known institutions within the US, including UT Austin. A brief summary notes,
Concern is developing over how theses and dissertations in creative writing programs get deposited in order to satisfy graduation requirements. Institutions have begun electronically archiving creative final projects, along with scholarly ones, which could make them available online with varying degrees of access.
Some writers and poets fear those manuscripts may never become books.