Here are some contests, awards, and other publication opportunities especially for writers studying at community colleges and four-year colleges.
Hollins University Literary Festival Undergraduate Poetry and Fiction Prize
*An AFA’er has placed in this contest in the past!
Normandale’s Patsy Lea Core Living Memorial Award in Creative Writing – open only to currently enrolled Normandale students, this contest offers $250 prizes for both best poem and best fiction. Contact Kris Bigalk (email@example.com) for information on how to submit.
AWP Intro Journals Awards in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Current Normandale students – contact Kris Bigalk, Director of Creative Writing, for guidelines and entry information
*A Normandale student was the first community college student to win this award in poetry; two other students have received honorable mentions in this very competitive contest
Juniper Summer Writing Institute Scholarship
*Normandale students have won this scholarship five times!