The Department of English Language and Literature is calling for submissions to the 2017 Creative Writing Prizes. All current St. Thomas University students are eligible to submit work.


Richards Prize in Prose

Submissions of short fiction, novel excerpt, or creative non-fiction—up to 2,000 words

Prize is $500

David Velensky Prize in Creative Writing

Submissions in all genres invited – maximum 5 pages, double spaced

Prize is $500

Robert Clayton Casto Prize in Poetry

Submissions of poetry invited – up to 3 poems and a total submission of 5 pages or less

Prize is $500

Submissions Instructions  

Please do not put any author identification on the submission pages.

Include a cover letter with your name and contact information, the name of the piece(s) submitted, and the name of the prize for the submission. Work submitted without a prize specified will be considered for the Velensky Prize.

Deadline: Entries should be submitted by noon, Friday, March 24, 2017 to Dr. Kathleen McConnell's mailbox in ECH 220.

Work submitted elsewhere may not be considered.

Winners will be announced on