Call for submissions: President's Prizes in Creative Writing competition

Get writing. The President’s Prizes in Creative Writing Competition judges are looking for original pieces in one or all of the following genres: poetry, short fiction, screenplay, stage play, and creative writing in French.

The contest is open to all full- or part-time York University undergraduate students at the Keele and Glendon campuses. The deadline for online submission is Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Call for Submissions 2020

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 Material submitted must be original, unpublished and cannot have previously won any other contests.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 and LA&PS Creative Writing Reception in the spring.

Winners’ names will be published in YFile and posted on the English Department and Creative Writing Program websites.

For all the details, including submission format, visit the Creative Writing Program website: For further questions, contact Kimberly Wilson, Creative Writing program assistant, at ext. 33304 or by email at

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