Kay Alden Creative Writing Scholarship

One annual grant of $1000 shall be awarded to an outstanding Emporia State junior, senior, or graduate student who demonstrates significant talent and ability as a creative writer (fiction, poetry, drama, and/or creative nonfiction). The creative writing faculty will create a panel of judges to select the winner.

Guidelines for submission:

  • Submit a body of work of three previously written pieces in any genre.  Each individual piece should not exceed twenty-five pages.
  • Students may submit multiple entries in any of these genres:  poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction.  Entries must follow the guidelines on the AWP website (provide link)
  • On each submitted piece, student must include their full name, local address, local phone, student I.D. number, and title of the work.
  • Along with the writing sample, applicants must include a short letter addressing current academic progress and future plans as a student and a writer.
  • All the work submitted should be placed in an envelope with the student’s name on the front.
  • The winner will be notified by mail and the scholarship awarded at the Creative Writing Scholarship, date TBA.
  • All entries for this scholarship will automatically be entered into consideration for the AWP Intro Journals Project contest.