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Creative Writing Contest


MCC’S 2019 Creative Writing Contest was open to all MCC students enrolled in 2019 spring, summer, or fall sessions. Students could submit up to two entries in each category: short story, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Prizes were awarded for first place ($30) and second place ($20) in each category. First- and second-place entries were also entered in the statewide Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Creative Writing Contest for community college students, where prizes range from $50 to $150. 

About MCC's Creative Writing Contest Judge


Dr. Joel R. Brouwer, MCC's Creative Writing contest judge, is retired from teaching English and Communication for 47 years, the last 21 on the faculty at Montcalm Community College. During that time, he taught creative writing and mentored numerous aspiring authors. He also coordinated the statewide LAND Creative Writing Contest for many years. For an example of his writing, consult his travel blog,

Previous MCC Entries

A collection of prior year's first and second place winning submissions, as well as honorable mention submissions, by MCC students.


Chad Walden, Language Arts Instructor & Writing Center Coordinator
989-328-2111, Ext. 261