Green Wyrick Creative Writing Quivira Scholarships

Students who demonstrate talent in creative writing may apply for the scholarships by submitting manuscripts of fiction and/or poetry. The creative writing faculty will select the winning works by blind submission.

Guidelines for submission:

1) Submit only one piece of previously written work for consideration in either or both genres.

2) All entries for this scholarship will automatically be entered into consideration for the AWP Intro Journals Project contest, and as such must be blinded and formatted according to the AWP Intro Journals Project guidelines:

  • Each nomination should have two title pages as follows: the first should include the title, author’s name, permanent address, phone number, name and address of the creative writing program, and student ID number; the second should include the title only.
  • Submitted works must be unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere for the duration of the contest.
  • No piece may exceed 25 pages.
  • The author’s name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript except on the first title page.
  • Prose must be double-spaced and typed and printed on a letter-quality printer. Poetry only may be single-spaced.

3) Put the the first title page with your personal information it in a sealed envelope which indicates clearly on the front of that envelope the title of your piece only. The second title page that states only the name of the piece will remain with the manuscript. 

4) Staple the sealed envelope to your piece of writing from which your name has been removed. If you are submitting for both genres, you will need to attach an envelope containing a title page, as described in #3, to each piece of writing.

5) Submissions should be given to the secretary of the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism by 5 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2015. Late submissions and those which do not follow the above criteria will not be considered for the award.

6) Winners will be notified by mail and the scholarships awarded at a later date.

Copies of this information are available at the English, Modern Languages, and Journalism office in 404 Plumb Hall. The judges reserve the right not to award the scholarships.