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Undergrad Writing Contests

by Lynn Setzler — Posted Nov 02, 2016 04:04 PM

Entries are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 year. Submission deadline is January 23, 2017.

Each year, the English Department awards numerous prizes for student poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. These awards are open to all full‐time Penn State undergraduates (including BA/MA students), regardless of curriculum or campus. Students must be enrolled in the spring semester, 2017.  The selection committee will determine the dollar amount of the prize in each category.

Submission Procedures: When submitting, select the genre and category for your submission from the choices below, carefully noting eligibility requirements. You are limited to one entry in each genre (up to 3 poems, one piece of fiction, and/or one piece of nonfiction), and you may not submit the same piece of prose or collection of poems for more than one award.