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Creative Writing Awards

The English Department Announces its Creative Writing Contests

The Evans Herrington Creative Writing Scholarship

Awarded to the freshman or sophomore who shows the most promise in creative writing: one $2,000 tuition waiver


The Ella Somerville Award

Given to the junior or senior who demonstrates the most talent in either fiction and poetry:  two $250 Awards


The Bondurant Prize

Presented to the Graduate Students who writes the best fiction and poetry: two $500 Awards


*Submit no more than one manuscript per category: fiction (1 story, 15 pages maximum) or poetry (up to 3 poems)


*Deadline: Monday, March 1, at noon

Please email a pdf of submissions to

*Please write which contest you’re entering in the email’s subject line