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:
- 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: $100 for the best poem or group of poems.
- White-Howells English Prize–Prose: $100 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.
Deadline and Questions
Any questions regarding the contests should be directed to Chuck Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any instructor of creative writing. The deadline for all contests is November 30, 2018, by noon.