Creative Writing Awards

 

Creative Writing Awards 2018 Open Book Picture

2018 Creative Writing Awards 

For the 2018 Award Winners, please see Creative Writing Awards Flyer 2018 WINNERS.pdf

 

Side Banner DesignAWARDS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

THE REBA ELAINE PEARL BURKHARDT ROORBACH AWARD IN CREATIVE NONFICTION—$100:  for the best essay or nonfiction book chapter by an undergraduate  

THE JACOBSON SHORT STORY AWARD—1st place $600; 2nd place $300; 3rd place $150:  for the best short story by an undergraduate  

THE GERTRUDE LUCILLE ROBINSON AWARD—1st place $750; 2nd place $350; 3rd place $200:  for the best piece of creative writing (any genre) by an undergraduate woman

THE CITINO UNDERGRADUATE POETRY AWARD—$1,500:  for the best group of poems, not to exceed 10 single-spaced pages, by any OSU English major 

 

AWARDS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

THE HAIDEE FORSYTH BURKHARDT AWARD IN CREATIVE NONFICTION— $100:  for the best essay or nonfiction book chapter by a graduate student 

THE TARA M. KROGER AWARD—$1,000:  for the best short story by a student in the MFA Program in Creative Writing

THE VANDEWATER POETRY AWARD—$1,000:  for the best poem or group of no more than three poems by a graduate student  

THE HELEN EARNHART HARLEY CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIP AWARD IN PROSE — $1,000:  for the best body of fiction or nonfiction (multiple stories or essays, or an excerpt of a book-length work -- totalling at least 40 pages and not to exceed 70 pages) by a student in the MFA Program in Creative Writing 

THE HELEN EARNHART HARLEY CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIP AWARD IN POETRY— $1,000:  for the best body of poetry (of at least 20 pages and not to exceed 30 pages) by a student in the MFA Program in Creative Writing 

 

AWARD FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS AWARD (THE ARTHUR RENSE PRIZE) —$400:  for the best poem or group of no more than three poems (open to graduate and undergraduate students)  

(Revised 01/09/2018)


Creative Writing Awards Guidelines 

We do not accept paper submissions.  Please submit entries in electronic format (PDF) to:

cwMFA@osu.edu

  • In the email message include: 
    (1) Contest for which the submission is to be entered  
    (2) Your full name  
    (3) OSU email address (name.#)  
    (4) Title of work  
    (5) Genre  
    (6) Class rank  
    (7  Major 
        
  • Submissions should be attached in PDF format.  If you are entering more than one contest, please send a separate email for each contest entered.  If entering a contest for which multiple poems or stories are being considered together (i.e. up to 10 poems, a collection of stories, a body of work), please combine all work into ONE PDF if possible.  In other words, do not attach 10 separate files for 10 separate poems that are being submitted to the same contest.

     

  • Do not put your name on the pages of your entries.
     
  • NO STORY OR POEM OR NONFICTION PIECE MAY BE ENTERED IN MORE THAN ONE CONTEST. ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER CONTEST IS PERMITTED. ENTRANTS MUST SPECIFY THE CONTEST FOR WHICH THEY WISH THEIR WORK TO BE CONSIDERED.  YOU MAY ENTER AS MANY CONTESTS ARE YOU LIKE, AS LONG AS YOU SUBMIT DIFFERENT WORK TO EACH.

DEADLINE:  All entries must be submitted to cwMFA@osu.edu, by 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

NOTE:  Graduate students enrolled in undergraduate classes are not eligible for any of the undergraduate prizes but are eligible for prizes available to both graduate and undergraduate students.  These contests are open only to OSU students enrolled in a degree-granting program.

Questions?  Please contact cwMFA@osu.edu or 614-292-2242.


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