**Contest entry forms are online links (click on below). Detailed contest flyers can be found in the hallway forms area, adjacent to 176 Voorhies.**
Contest / Eligibility Deadline Category
The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize Dec. 2023 TBD Poetry

Undergraduates from selected California Universities. You may submit the same poems to the Pamela Maus Contest. See earlier deadline date.

The Pamela Maus Contest in Creative Writing 05/05/23 by 12:00 noon Fiction & Poetry

UCD Undergraduates with declared majors in English or Comparative Literature. You may submit the same poems to the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize.

Diana Lynn Bogart Fiction Contest 04/28/23 by 12:00 noon   Fiction
UCD Undergraduates and full time registered student at the time of the award.
English Department Essay Prize 05/01/23 by 12:00 noon Essays
UCD Undergraduates enrolled in an upper division English Literature course.
Peter Hays Writing Prize 6/9/22 by 12:00 noon Essays
The prize will be given for the best paper written for or related to the content in a First-year Seminar class (FRS)
Celeste Turner Wright Poetry Contest 04/28/23 by 12:00 noon  Poetry
UCD Undergraduates or Graduates and full time registered student at the time of the award.

Graduate Contests

Elliot Gilbert English Graduate Award TBA Fiction & Poetry
Current English Department creative writing graduate students.
David Noel Miller Scholarship   End of Oct. Essay
English Department graduate students see Aaron Barstow in 161 Voorhies Hall
 Maurice Prize in Fiction   Novel
Alumni of the English Department's Creative Writing graduate program.