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Beloit College Writing Contests

The English Department at Beloit College conducts an extensive array of creative writing contests each year, the winners of which receive 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.


Contests and Applications

Submit your entries by noon, November 30, 2018, using the links below:

Deadline and Questions

Any questions regarding the contests should be directed to Chuck Lewis ( or any instructor of creative writing. The deadline for all contests is November 30, 2018, by noon.