Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship Competition in Creative Writing

The Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship Competition in Creative Writing – Deadline: Friday, October 3, 20143 by 4:00pm.

  • The Creative Writing Program is conducting its annual university-wide creative writing competition for Creative & Performing Arts scholarships.
  • Undergraduate students may submit three to five poems OR one short story OR one creative essay.
  • Awards are typically $500 per academic year in the form of tuition waivers; awards of $1,000 – $5,000 are sometimes given for special merit.
  • Multiple awards are available.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Student may submit 3 to 5 poems OR 1 short story OR 1 creative nonfiction essay (not an academic paper).
  2. DO NOT PUT NAME OR ADDRESS ON THE MANUSCRIPT. Include only page numbers and title on manuscript.
  3. Attach a cover letter stating name, address, phone number, CSU I.D. number (not ssn number), and genre.
  4. Address manuscripts to: Professor Dan Beachy-Quick, Director, Creative Writing Program, Behavioral Sciences Building, Room, A104, CSU Campus Delivery 1772.
  5. Please be sure to either mail OR Hand-Deliver submissions by Friday, October 3, 2014 at 4:00pm.

Criteria for Award:

  1. A recipient must have a minimum 2.4 GPA.
  2. Recipients must be undergraduates (working on first bachelor’s degree).
  3. Enrolled full-time (12+ credits).
  4. CSU students should be making satisfactory progress toward degree, i.e., must have satisfactorily completed 75% of CSU courses attempted and must not have accumulated excessive credits. (See Office of Financial Aid for further details.)
  5. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

The Creative Writing Faculty cannot comment on the writing; manuscripts will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

 

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