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37th Annual Dearing Writing Award Competition

Submission Guidelines

Dearing Writing Award Competition

Open to Upstate students, faculty, and employees!

  • Submissions close: March 18.
  • Winners announced: mid-April.
  • Subject matter is open.
  • Limited to 1 entry per person.
  • Prose double-spaced with 2,500 words maximum.
  • Maximum 5 poems for poetry.
  • Student winners receive cash awards.
  • Faculty/staff receive gift certificates.
  • Submit two double-spaced copies. One copy should have a title page with your name, address and telephone number. Indicate college and class for students, department for faculty/employees. The second copy should have a title page without identifying information. 
  • All submissions receive consideration for CBH’s annual literary journal, The Healing Muse.

Please send submissions via email to [email protected]