Call for submissions: President’s Creative Writing Awards

The annual President’s Creative Writing Awards is once again looking for submissions.

Candidates must be full-time or part-time York University undergraduates. Submissions will be received in four categories: poetry, short fiction, screenplay and stage play.

There is no minimum or maximum length requirement in each category, but submissions must fall within these categories. The awards are not open to novels and opera librettos, for example. Contestants may enter a submission in each category, but may not submit more than one entry in each category. All contact information should be included on one cover page only submitted with three copies of your entry.

A prize of $400 will be awarded to the best entry in each category, although no prize will be awarded in any category where the judges feel entries are of insufficient merit. The decision of the judges is final.

The results of the competition will be announced in March and prizes awarded at the President’s Creative Writing Awards reception.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 20 by 7pm –.knock loudly on the door after 5pm. Drop off entries in person to Cathie Hueston in the Departmentof English at 208 Stong College, Keele campus. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted. No entries will be returned.For complete rules, click here.

For more information, contact Cathie Hueston at ext. 33708 or, or check the Department of English website.