• Poetry
  • Flash Fiction (limit: 1000 words)
  • Fiction (limit: 7500 words)
  • Creative Nonfiction (limit: 7500 words)


Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries in each category.

Winners will be honored at the English Department Gala on April 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Entry Information:

To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a full semester from Summer I 2017 to Spring 2020.

Limit: Two entries per student per category. You may submit in as many categories as you like, but each entry must be submitted separately.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions must be attached through the form below. Word documents only.
  • Submit entry in 12-point font, double-spaced. Poetry may be single-spaced.
  • Include your full name ONLY on the cover sheet, NOT on your submission(s). Entries that do not follow this guideline will be disqualified. 

Submission Deadline: February 7, 2020

Fill out the online submission form »

For questions, please contact The Writing Center at or Tom O'neal at