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We are accepting submissions to Carthage creative writing contests.

Each year, as a memorial to professors M.E. Chapin, Wilma Tague, and Juanita Jones, the English Department awards three sets of prizes, in non-fiction prose, poetry, and narrative prose (fiction or non-fiction). Additionally, for the fourth year now, we offer the D’Souza Prize for Prose, endowed by alumnus and acclaimed author Tony D’Souza ’95.

All students are invited to submit four poems, a single short story, or a work of creative nonfiction. Students may submit in more than one genre but must fill out a separate submission form for each entry. All prose entries will be considered for the D’Souza Prize and the Chapin-Tague Juanita Jones Awards in the appropriate genre. Each prize carries a monetary award. A Faculty Board of Review will choose the winners.

Submissions for the 2022 Chapin-Tague and Juanita Jones Awards in creative writing and the D’Souza Prize for Prose are being accepted through Sunday, May 1. All entries must be submitted to cwelch@carthage.edu. Late submissions will not be considered.

No name should appear anywhere on the manuscript. Your name should be listed only on the form and turned in with the manuscript. A form must be submitted with each entry.

Contest entry form

The announcement of the award will be made at the English Department Awards gathering.  

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

English Department

For more information, contact:

Prof. Rick Meier: rmeier@carthage.edu