Writing Contests

Each year, the English Department at Penn State sponsors an array of writing contests in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for undergraduate writers from across the university and BA/MA students in creative writing at University Park. Submissions are accepted through January, and winners are announced in the spring. All winners earn cash prizes and are honored at an awards ceremony, typically held in April. First-place winners are also published in the student literary magazine, Kalliope.

More information about these annual awards and the submission process be found on the English Department website: http://english.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/awards

Thanks to all who entered this year’s contests and to all of the judges.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!


Past Winners:
2018 Contest Winners
2017 Contest Winners
2016 Contest Winners

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