Student Writing Awards in honor of Lester M. Wolfson
The Student Writing Awards honor the best creative writing by IU South Bend students and are held annually by the English Department. The deadline to submit poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction is usually the first week of February each year. Winners are chosen by a prominent outside judge who then visits IU South Bend to give a reading at the Awards Ceremony held in April. Winners receive a cash prize and publication in Analecta.
HOW TO ENTER
Deadline: Feb. 1
Students who submit to Analecta are automatically considered for the Student Writing Awards - and vice versa.
A. Submit manuscripts as a Word Doc or PDF. Prose should be double-spaced, but poetry can be single-spaced. B. The author’s name, student ID number, and e-mail address MUST appear on the first page ONLY of each manuscript. C. Please submit work from your IU South Bend email address D. Submit as an attachment and not within the body of the e-mail. E. Students should retain original copies of their work. Manuscripts are not returned.
An award-winning author of horror fiction, Michael Arnzen has been publishing experimental horror fiction and twisted poetry for over twenty years. His works have been adapted to film, music, and even playing cards and poetry magnets. He is and an English professor at Seton Hill University, where he has taught writing since 1999. His trophy case includes four Bram Stoker Awards and an International Horror Guild Award for his often funny, always disturbing stories.
Congratulations to the winners for the 2018 Student Writing Awards, selected by Michael Arnzen:
Graduate Poetry Awards
"L'appel Due Vide"
Graduate Prose Awards
"The Tool Box"
Undergraduate Poetry Awards
"Was it Love?"
"Prayer for the Dying"
Undergraduate Prose Awards
"And So We Shall Fall"
"Lee Catches a Fish"
"My Father Said to Me"
"The Light Circus"
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