Resources & Opportunities
Bring your Work to Life Beyond the Classroom
- The Beloit Fiction Journal is an internationally recognized literary journal co-managed by student editors. Traditional and experimental narratives find a home in its pages.
- Pocket Lint (Student Literary Magazine)
- The Round Table is Beloit College’s student newspaper.
- WBCR is Beloit’s student radio station.
- For the entrepreneurial, the Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Arts Education at Beloit (CELEB) can help you find a path to showcase your work.
Enter your Work in Writing Contests
We have an extensive array of creative writing contests each year with a range of recognitions and prizes. After initial screening by Beloit faculty, each contest is judged by a writer, literary critic, or faculty member not teaching at Beloit. The Mackey Award is judged by an established American author.
- ACM Nick Adams Short Story Contest: $1,000 for the best short story written by a student at one of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.
- Lois and Willard Mackey ’45 Prize for Creative Writing: $1,000 for the best creative writing by a Beloit College undergraduate.
- Margaret W. Baker Prize Scholarship: $500 scholarship for the best creative writing by a first-year student.
- Beloit Poetry Journal/Academy of American Poet Award: $100 for the best poem or group of poems.
- White-Howells English Prize–Poetry: $50 for the best poem or group of poems.
- White-Howells English Prize–Prose: $50 for the best work of prose (fiction or drama).
- Marion and David Stocking Prize: $100 for the best non-fiction prose.
- Mary F. Hodge Prize: $100 for the best creative narrative work based on a historical event.
The deadline for all contests is Friday Dec. 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
Work with a Mackey Chair
Established in the late 1980s by Willard Mackey’47 in honor of his wife, Lois’45, this program brings an author of distinction to the Beloit College campus for all or part of one semester to teach an advanced course in creative writing. “Mackeys,” as these professors are called, also give public readings, which are among the most anticipated and best attended events on campus. Learn more about past Mackey Chairs.