Submit to the 2019 Connecticut Student Writers contest! Deadline January 25, 2019!

Annually, over 1,500 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.

For submission guidelines for the 2019 Connecticut Student Writers, click here
To access the submission form for the 2019 Connecticut Student Writers, click here


Announcing the winners of the 2018 Teacher-Consultant Writing Contest!

Thank you to all the Teacher-Consultants who submitted to the 2018 contest. The results are in! The winners in the following categories are: Poetry—“Farmer’s Almanac” by Joan Muller, Nonfiction—“Beyond Words" by Ann Policelli Cronin, and Fiction—"Ouroboros" by Sophie Buckner. To see what pieces were awarded honorable mentions and a list of past winners, go to https://cwp.uconn.edu/tc-writing.


Update on Connecticut Student Writers and Letters About Literature:

The web pages for both programs are up again, and print mailings for both are heading to document production and mailing soon!  Deadlines are in January.  More info to come!


Letters About Literature

In collaboration with the Neag School of Education, the Connecticut Writing Project will be sponsoring this year's Library of Congress' Letters About Literature.

The deadline is January 11, 2019.

More info to come! Contact Jason at jason.courtmanche@uconn.edu.

You can also download the flier below.

LAL Flier

This is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12 who are asked to read a book, poem, or speech and write to the author, living or dead, about how the book affected them personally. This contest is made possible by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and support by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

CWP News and Updates

  • CWP Director Jason Courtmanche interviewed by Neag School of Ed
    As part of the Neag School of Education’s 10 Question Series, director of the Connecticut Writing Project, Jason Courtmanche, discusses his time serving in various positions at UConn, his passion for teaching, and gives advice for writers and teachers.  Check out the full interview here!
    Posted on August 31, 2018

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  • Coffee, Homework, and the End of the Semester December 6, 2018
    Coffee.I got an email this morning from my son’s math teacher saying he was doing great today.  For the first time this week he didn’t fall asleep in class.Great.  That’s because I gave him coffee this morning—for the first time ever.Not that he’s never had coffee, but it is definitely not his habit.But at this […]
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