English Department Announces Annual Undergraduate Writing Contest

Posted on 3/12/2014 3:18:22 PM

Any undergraduate English major or minor can submit their work to be recognized at the English Department’s Spring Honors Ceremony.

Prizes will be Awarded in the Following Categories:

  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Critical Essay
  • Linda Haldeman Short Fiction Award
  • Pedagogical Writing
  • Play and Screenwriting
  • Richard Hazley Poetry Award
  • Rosaly Roffman Innovation Award
    (multi-genre, multimedia, and work that doesn’t fit the categories above)

Prizes in Each Category will be as Follows:

  • $50 for first place
  • $25 for second place
  • $10 for third place


Writers may submit only one work per category, though a work can be composed of several pieces (i.e., several thematically related poems). Writers may submit work to more than one category.

To Enter:

E-mail all entries to Wesley Scott McMasters at uwciup@gmail.com. In your e-mail, please indicate your name, e-mail and phone number, title and brief description of the work, and the category in which you would like it to be considered. The entry itself should not have your name or any other identifying marks on it. If you are submitting to more than one category, make a separate submission for each. If your entry cannot be submitted by e-mail, you should still submit an e-mail with the above information, and we’ll make arrangements to acquire your entry.


Submissions must be made by Wednesday, March 26.

Questions? Contact Dr. Reena Dube at reena.dube@iup.edu.