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Dearing Writing Award Competition

This award celebrates the connections between the healing sciences and creative arts. Established in 1985, the Dearing Writing Award is presented annually for the best essay, short story, or poem in two categories: student and faculty/employee. All submissions to the contest also receive consideration for publication in CBH's journal, The Healing Muse.


The Center for Bioethics and Humanities announces...

The 36th Annual Dearing Writing Award Competition 

Dearing Writing Award Competition

                            Fiction ~ Memior  ~ Poetry

  Open to all SUNY Upstate students, residents, employees and faculty

                          Submission Deadline: March 13, 2023

                              Awards Announced: April 5, 2023

Interested in submitting your work to this year's competition?

  • Find further details and submission guidelines: here.
  • For excerpts from past Dearing winners, click here.