The Teacher-Writer Contest is an annual creative writing contest open to any and all Teacher Consultants of the Connecticut Writing Project–Storrs.
Prizes are awarded in the following categories:
A $100 prize will be awarded to winners from each category. Award recipients read their work at the Aetna Awards Night. The winning entries, along with Honorable Mentions, will be published both in the print version of Teacher-Writer, and on the CWP website.
In addition to the winners of the Teacher-Writer Contest, each participant of the current year's Summer Institute self-selects a piece for publication in the Teacher-Writer Magazine.
The event is sponsored by the Aetna Chair of Writing, the Connecticut Writing Project, the Creative Writing Program, and the First-Year Writing Program.
Submission deadline date: Midnight, October 26, 2020. Please limit submissions to six poems and two prose pieces per category. Electronic submissions only should be submitted via the CWP Teacher-Consultant Contest Google Form.
Winners for the 2020 contest will be recognized at the Aetna Awards Night (TBD), along with undergraduate and graduate student writing contest winners.
Teacher-Consultant Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions 2018
|Poetry Winner||Joan Muller (SI 10)||Farmer's Almanac|
|Prose Fiction Winner||Sophie Buckner (SI 18)||Ouroboros|
|Prose Nonfiction Winner||Ann Policelli Cronin (SI 83)||Beyond Words|
|Poetry Honorable Mentions||Kaylee Thurlow (SI 18)||Passage, Foliage in the Dusk|
|Kim Kraner (SI 14)||A Fall Conversation|
|Sophie Buckner (SI 18)||Everdene Incubating|
|Amy Nocton (SI 14)||Flight|
|Prose Fiction Honorable Mention||Stephanie White (SI 18)||Keeper|
|Prose Nonfiction Honorable Mentions||Jane Cook (SI 07)||Fresh Cut Grass|
|Mindi Englart (SI 05)||The Salesman and the Number Six|
Previous CWP Writing Contest Winners
|Year||Poetry||Prose Fiction||Prose Nonfiction|
|2017||David Polochanin||Shannon Bollard||Robert Pirrie|
|2016||Amanda Greenwell||Susan Laurençot||Joanne Peluso|
|2015||Danielle Pieratti||John Wetmore||Susan Laurençot|
|2014||Amy Nocton||Charles Vousden||Mary Ellen Ellsworth|
|2013||Victoria Nordlund||Kerri Brown||Bernie Schreiber|
|2012||Elizabeth Amburn||Jane Cook||Jane Cook|
|2011||Sheila Murphy||Eric Maroney||Lynn Frazier|
|2010||Steven Straight||Jon Andersen||Erin Haddad-Null
|2009||Lynn Hoffman||Jeanette Zissell||Hannah Magnan|