Michael Gail Gurian Writing Awards

The English Department is proud to announce the Michael and Gail Gurian Writing Awards, recognizing excellence in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. $250 in prize money awarded in each genre.

The contest is open to all enrolled Gonzaga undergraduates, and students may enter once per genre. All entries will also be considered for publication in Reflection, Gonzaga’s literary and arts journal.

Submissions Information

Submit your work on Zagtivities. Please read the news article on the English Department home page of Zagtivities and follow all submission directions.

The submission portal is open Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:00am through Friday,February 14, 2020, at 12:00pm.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

Please contact Dr. Meagan Ciesla if you have any questions: ciesla@gonzaga.edu or 509-313-6671.


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