Call for submissions: President’s Prizes in Creative Writing Competition

President's Prizes in Creative Writing competition poster

President's Prizes in Creative Writing posterGet writing. The President’s Prizes in Creative Writing Competition is looking for original pieces in one or all of the following genres: poetry, short fiction, screenwriting and playwriting.

The contest is open to all full- or part-time York University undergraduate students at the Keele and Glendon campuses. The deadline for submission at 208 Stong College, Keele campus, is Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at 5pm.

Although students can submit work to more than one category, they may only submit one work per genre. Submissions must fall within the four genres.

A prize of $400 will be awarded to the best entry in each genre. Material submitted must be original, unpublished and cannot have previously won any other contests.

The entries will be judged anonymously. Results of the competition will be announced within three months of the deadline. Prizes will be awarded at the President’s Prize Competition Reception in the spring.

Winners’ names will be published in YFile and posted on the English Department and Creative Writing Program websites, as well as in the English Department’s display case. Additional photos and video will be posted on the president’s website. In addition, the students’ University transcripts will reflect the awards.

For all the details, including submission format, visit the Creative Writing Program website.

New this year is the Lorna Marsden Award for Creative Writing in French to be given to the student who writes what is deemed the most accomplished and persuasive creative work in French poetry, short fiction, short drama or in the mixed genres. The Lorna Marsden Award has been established to honour the student who demonstrates the vivid ability to write a creative work in French.

For further questions, contact Andrea Thomas, program assistant of the Creative Writing Program, at ext. 33304.