Call for submissions for the President’s Prizes in Creative Writing

A crop of the poster for the Creative Writing Awards, it shows the words "Creative Writing Competition"

Get 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, screenplay and stage play.Creative writing awards poster

The contest is open to all full- or part-time York University undergraduate students at the Keele and Glendon Campuses. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Jan. 14 at 5 p.m.

Although students can submit work to more than one category, they may only submit one work per genre.

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. Material submitted must be original, unpublished and cannot have previously won any other contests.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 an annual reception in the spring.