Creative Writing Contest

 

MCC’S Creative Writing Contest is open to all currently enrolled students and students who were enrolled in 2019 spring or summer sessions. The entry deadline is Nov. 21. Students may submit up to two entries in each category: short story, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Prizes are $30 for first place and $20 for second place in each category. First- and second-place entries will be entered in the statewide Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Creative Writing Contest for community college students, where prizes range from $50 to $150. 

Entry Guidelines

Learn about entry guidelines, formatting specifications and contest rules. 

Students cannot enter the statewide contest directly. Instead, entries must be submitted to the local MCC contest. 

Entry form (PDF)Complete the Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) contest entry form to be entered into the MCC Creative Writing contest.  View the entry guidelines to learn how to submit your entry form.

Previous MCC Entries

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

 

Statewide LAND Contest 

Learn more about the statewide Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) contest. 

MCC may enter up to two entries in each division in the statewide Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) community college writing contest, which is open to all students in Michigan’s 28 community colleges. 

Only first and second-place finishers in the MCC creative writing contest are eligible to be entered in the statewide LAND contest.

Prizes MCC’s Contest: 

  • First place in each category wins $30.
  • Second place in each category wins $20.

Statewide LAND Contest:

  • First place in each category wins $150.
  • Second place in each category wins $100.
  • Third place in each category wins $50.

Categories Students may submit up to two entries in each category: 

  • Short story
  • Poetry
  • Creative non-fiction

The top two entries in each category will be forwarded to the statewide Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) contest. Additionally, the top two entries and in each category will be posted on the MCC Writing Center’s contest webpage, provided they are of sufficient quality.

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