Fall Scholarship Writing Competition: Poetry and Creative Prose

Poetry, fiction, script, screenplay or creative nonfiction competition

Online entries are being accepted now through December from undergraduate students of all majors for the Fall Creative Writing Scholarship Competition, which consists of poetry and creative prose scholarships from the Marian Coe, John Foster West and Marjorie South Idol endowments. Entries consist of four poems in poetry or manuscripts of up to 23 pages in fiction, creative nonfiction or drama. Students may enter both categories separately.

Competition is open to full-time students of all years and majors. One entry in each in poetry and creative prose is permitted. The prize scholarships will be awarded for the Spring 2021 semester. The winners will be announced before the start of the spring semester.

Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 7 p.m. 

  • On a separate first page, write your name, major, Appalachian email and phone number.

  • You may submit in both poetry and prose competitions, but please keep the applications separate.

  • Proofreading and polish count!

  • Submit by email as a Word or PDF attachment to professor Mark Powell, powelljm1@appstate.edu by Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m.

Creative Prose
To apply:
One short story, playscript, screenplay or piece of creative nonfiction (includes memoir). Scripts must be submitted in standard format. Prose entries must be complete and self-contained (this means please do not identify your entry as a “chapter” --- if it is a chapter of a longer work, it must be freestanding). Please double-space prose, use 12-point font and number pages. Maximum entry length: 23 double-spaced pages.

To apply:
Submit 4 poems

The Awards

John Foster West Scholarship in Poetry

  • $649.00 (winner from any major)

Marjorie Idol Scholarship in Poetry

  • $1,161 (winner from an English major)

Marian Coe Scholarship in Creative Prose

  • $977 (winner from any major)

Marjorie Idol Scholarship in Creative Prose

  • $1,161 (winner from an English major)

Questions? Email professor Mark Powell: powelljm1@appstate.edu

For more information about these scholarship competitions and other offerings in the department, visit: https://english.appstate.edu/students/scholarships

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Published: Nov 19, 2020 1:28pm