Creative Writing Contest


MCC’S 2020 Creative Writing Contest was open to all MCC students enrolled in 2020 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. Gary L. Hauck is Dean Emeritus of Arts and Sciences at Montcalm Community College. He taught college courses in the humanities for more than 40 years, and was a visiting professor in China, Russia, and Ecuador. He is the author of nineteen books and twenty-six periodical articles. During his time as president of the Michigan Liberal Arts Deans, he served on the LAND planning council and participated in the organization of the statewide writing contest. For an example of his writing, consult his articles in either the Winter 2017 or Winter 2018 editions of the International Agenda Magazine at

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