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The Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French

The Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French honours the best single creative work, of any genre, written in French by a York University undergraduate.

Le « Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French / Prix Lorna Marsden pour la création littéraire en français » est décerné pour souligner la meilleure œuvre créative de tout genre littéraire écrite en français par un.e étudiant.e de premier cycle de York University.

Competition Rules


Candidates must be full-time or part-time York University undergraduates.

Contestants may submit no more than one entry. All submissions must be unpublished and original.

Submission Deadline

Submissions are accepted between mid-November and mid-January each year.

Deadline: Closed for 2023/2024


A prize of $1,000.00 will be awarded. In the event that the judges conclude no entry is of sufficient merit, no prize will be awarded.

Application Requirements

Please do not include the author’s name in the submission itself; include it only in your online submission form. Submissions that include the author’s name on the manuscript will be disqualified.

No late submissions will be accepted. No paper submissions will be accepted.


The results of the competition will be announced in the spring and the prize will be awarded at the Creative Writing Awards reception. The winner’s name will be published in yFile and will be posted on the English Department and Creative Writing Program website.

Past Winners

Yousra Bader - Winner

Suhana Rampersad - Winner
Sara Youssef - Co-Honourable Mention
Isabella Morency - Co-Honourable Mention

Diana Eve Amiscaray - Winner

Sara Youssef - Honourable Mention

Helen Lam

Frederico de Paiva Guimaraes

Frederico de Paiva Guimaraes

Gabriella Giordan

Frederico de Paiva