Here are the details. Be sure to follow all guidelines:
- Submissions will be accepted from current WMU students in four genres: Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction, and Drama.
- You may submit to as many genres as you would like; you
may submit up to three poems, one story, one essay, and one play. However,
each genre submission should be sent in a separate email. So, you may
submit up to four different submissions.
- Each submission email must include a cover sheet as a separate document from the creative manuscript. Each cover sheet should state: your name, the genre of the accompanying submission, the title(s) of the submission, your contact information (name, postal address, email address, phone number), and whether you are a GRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE student. Each submission must, thus, contain two documents: (1) the cover sheet and (2) the creative manuscript.
- The creative manuscript itself must not include any identifying information.
- All electronic submissions must be saved in PDF, DOC, or RTF file formats.
- In the subject line of each submission email, state the genre of the attached submission, your name, and whether you are a GRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE student.
- Email submissions to Thisbe Nissen (email@example.com), and copy to Dustin M. Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- If you have any questions, please direct them to Dustin.
Creative writing faculty will determine the finalists in each genre and classification (GRAD and UNDERGRAD), which will then be passed on to outside judges. Those judges will pick a single winner in each genre and classification. Fiction submissions will also be considered for the annual Gordon Prize in Fiction.
Thank you for sharing your work and being a part of this year’s contest!
Good luck to you all,
Thisbe NissenCoordinator, Creative Writing