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English Department Writing and Digital Media Contests / Deadline Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 11:59 PM
Literary Analysis Submissions / Extended Deadline Friday, February 4, 2022 @ 11:59 PM

 

 


Creative Writing Submission Guidelines: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction 

What to Include

  • Poets may submit up to three poems

  • Fiction and creative non-fiction writers may submit work between 500-2,000 words

  • Include a cover page with your contact information, including name, address, phone number, and email address

  • 12 pt. font

  • Times New Roman or Garamond font

  • Double-spaced (for fiction and creative nonfiction)

  • PDF, Microsoft Word, or Open Office format accepted

  • Make sure your name does not appear within your submission

  • Number your pages

  • Include a header with the title of your piece on each page

How to Submit

  • Email an electronic copy of your work to: ryanridge@weber.edu

  • Include "English Department Creative Writing Contest" in your email subject line

  • Include your name and preferred phone number in the body of the email. This information will be used to contact you if you are a finalist in the contest 

  • All submissions must be original and un-published

 

Who Can Submit

  • Entries are open to all English majors 

  • The contest will be judged by a panel of WSU English professors

Contest Awards

Cash Prizes

  • 1st place in each category wins $150

  • 2nd place in each category wins $125

  • 3rd place in each category wins $100


Additional Perks

  • The winning submissions in each category will be published in the spring issue of Metaphor.

  • Runner-up submissions will also be considered for publication in Metaphor.

 
 

PTW Submission Guidelines

 

What to Include

  • PTW Students can submit entries in two categories:

    • Digital Media PTW products, such as videos or social media posts/content related to PTW

    • Traditional PTW products, such as reports, instructions, proposals, memos, etc.

How to Submit

  • Students may submit one entry for each category to: emilypetersen2@weber.edu

  • Include your name and preferred phone number in the body of the email. This information will be used to contact you if you are a finalist in the contest

  • All submissions must be original and un-published

Contest Awards

Cash Prizes

  • 1st place in each category wins $150

  • 2nd place in each category wins $125

  • 3rd place in each category wins $100

 

 

Composition Submission Guidelines

 

What to Include

Students may submit entries in one category

  • Research Paper:

    • Double-spaced

    • Times New Roman font

    • 12 pt. font

    • 4,000 words or less

How to Submit

  • Students may submit one entry for each category to: joseotero@weber.edu

  • Include your name and preferred phone number in the body of the email. This information will be used to contact you if you are a finalist in the contest

  • All submissions must be original and un-published

Contest Awards

Cash Prizes

  • 1st place in each category wins $150

  • 2nd place in each category wins $125

  • 3rd place in each category wins $100

 

 

Digital Media Submission Guidelines

 

What to Include

Students may submit entries in one category

  • Digital Documentaries:

    • Digital documentaries should be submitted in a program from the Adobe Suite

    • 3-5 Minutes in length

How to Submit

  • Students may submit one entry for each category to: joseotero@weber.edu

  • Include your name and preferred phone number in the body of the email. This information will be used to contact you if you are a finalist in the contest

  • All submissions must be original and un-published

Contest Awards

Cash Prizes

  • 1st place in each category wins $150

  • 2nd place in each category wins $125

  • 3rd place in each category wins $100

 

Literary Analysis Submission Guidelines

 

What to Include

Students may submit a literary analysis of any text—fiction, poetry, film, television, etc.

  • 2,000 to 4,000 words

  • 12 pt. font

  • Times New Roman or Garamond font

  • Double-spaced

  • .doc, .docx, or .pdf format accepted

How to Submit

  • Students may submit one entry to: jpanko@weber.edu

  • Include "English Department Writing Contest" in your email subject line

  • Include your name and preferred phone number in the body of the email. This information will be used to contact you if you are a finalist in the contest

  • All submissions must be original and un-published

  • Who Can Submit

  • Entries are open to all English majors and minors

Contest Awards

Cash Prizes

  • 1st place in each category wins $150

  • 2nd place in each category wins $125

  • 3rd place in each category wins $100