CSW Overview

CSW cover 2016

Connecticut Student Writer 2016 - available at lulu.com

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


For submission guidelines for the 2017 Connecticut Student Writers, click here

To access the submission form for the 2017 Connecticut Student Writers, click here

Recognition Night program

The CSW Student Recognition Night for 2016 was held on May 11, 2016, at the Jorgensen Center.  Selected writers were chosen to read their winning entries, and all writers, featured artists, and their teachers were honored and presented with certificates and copies of the magazine.


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