CSW Overview

Connecticut Student Writers Volume XXIX 2017 cover

The Connecticut Writing Project (CWP) sponsors Connecticut Student Writers, a magazine established in 1987 by the CWP to honor excellence in writing by students from kindergarten through high school. The highlight of the publication process is the Student Recognition Night, a celebration hosted by the CWP on the UConn campus.

The magazine provides an arena for Connecticut students to present their original work in poetry or prose. The CSW provides validation of authorship from kindergarten through high school, as well as provides an opportunity for some students to present their work before a live audience. Through the CSW pages, Connecticut students recognize the importance of writing in their lives. For some, writing for the CSW offers the stepping stone for further literary endeavors.

Annually, over 1,000 students from across Connecticut submit entries vividly demonstrating their passion for the craft of writing. From this large pool of poetry, essays, stories, and drama, submissions in Poetry and Prose are chosen to be published or honored from each grade level.

On behalf of the dedicated volunteer teachers from all over the state who serve on the Selection Committee and who read through the many entries we receive every year, we proudly present below writers for this year's Connecticut Student Writers magazine.

Editors: Marcy Rudge & Susan Laurençot

Random Art

Mothusi by Kayla Ferjuste

For submission guidelines for the 2018 Connecticut Student Writers, click here

To access the submission form for the 2018 Connecticut Student Writers, click here

Connecticut Student Writers Student Recognition Night Poster

The CSW Student Recognition Night for 2017 will be held on May 10, 2018, from 5 to 7 PM at the Jorgensen Center.  Selected writers have been chosen to read their winning entries, and all writers, featured artists, and their teachers will be honored and presented with certificates and copies of the magazine.

winners

Click here for a list of the 2017 published authors and honorable mentions.  The list of featured artists is available here.

Click here to see Mollie Flannery's 6th grade students' art work.

Click here to see a list of teachers honored for having multiple students published or honored.