CSW Overview

Photos from Recognition Night!

Receiving Magazines and Certificates

Connecticut Student Writers Recognition night 2020; click image for more information

CSW 2018 Cover

Connecticut Student Writers Student Recognition Night Poster

2018 Art

2018 Art

2018 Art

2018 Art

The Connecticut Student Writers Contest

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 1,500 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.

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, John Martin, and Megan Murphy.

Announcing 2019 honored students and teachers below:

Click this link: 2019 Published Authors for a list of the 2019 published authors and click this link for a list of  2019 Honorable Mentions.

Click this link: 2019 Published Art 

Coming soon: 2019 Honored Teachers

CSW Student Recognition Night for 2020

The CSW Student Recognition Night for 2021 will be held on May 14, 2020, 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.

Submission Guidelines

For submission guidelines for the 2021 Connecticut Student Writers, click here

To access the submission form for the 2021 Connecticut Student Writers, click here