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Cash Prizes in Creative Writing Contest for Students - Call for Submissions

Cash Prizes in Creative Writing Contest for Students - Call for Submissions

Call for submissions: President's Prizes in Creative Writing Competition

Get writing. The President’s Prizes in Creative Writing Competition are looking for original pieces in one or all of the following genres: poetry, short fiction, screenplay and stageplay.

The contest is open to all full or part-time York University undergraduate students at the Keele and Glendon campuses. The deadline for online submission is Monday January 18, 2021 by 5:00pm.

Although students can submit work to more than one category, they may only submit one work per genre. Submissions must fall within the four genres.

A prize of $400 will be awarded to the best entry in each genre. Material submitted must be original, unpublished and cannot have previously won any other contests.

The entries will be judged anonymously. Results of the competition will be announced within three months of the deadline. Prizes will be awarded at The President’s and LA&PS Creative Writing Reception in the spring.

Winners’ names will be published in yFile and posted on the English Department and Creative Writing Program websites.

For all the details, including submission format, visit the Creative Writing Program website: For further questions, contact Michelle Anacleto, Creative Writing Program Assistant, at extension 33304 or by email at

Call for Submissions 2020-2021 (PDF)