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

Get writing. Organizers of the President’s Prizes in Creative Writing Competition are looking for original pieces in one or all of the following genres: poetry, short fiction, screenplay and stage play. 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 Material submitted must be original, unpublished and cannot have previously won any other contests.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 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. 9, 2017, at 5pm EST.

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.

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 and Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Creative Writing 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.

For all the details, including submission format, visit the President’s Prizes in Creative Writing Competition web page on the Creative Writing Program website.

For further information, contact Michelle Anacleto, creative writing program assistant, at ext. 33304.