Writing Opportunities

IU Southeast Writing Competition


  • 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 in a virtual English Department Gala. Date TBD.

Entry Information:

To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a full semester from Summer I 2020 to Spring 2022.

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 22, 2022

Fill out the online submission form »

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

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