Teacher-Consultant Writing Contest

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This is an annual contest open to any and all Teacher Consultants of the Connecticut Writing Project – Storrs.

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:
-Prose Fiction
-Prose Nonfiction.

A $100 prize will be awarded in each category. Award recipients read from 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 Consultant Writing Contest, one piece from each participant of the current year's Summer Institute is printed in Teacher-Writer.

The event is sponsored by the Aetna Chair of Writing, the Connecticut Writing Project, the Creative Writing Program, and the First Year Writing Program.

Read the winning entries from previous years on CWP's Teacher-Writer page.

The submission deadline for the 2018 contest will be announced in Summer 2018.  Please limit submissions to six poems and two prose pieces per category.  Electronic submissions are preferred; please send to cwp@uconn.edu.

Contest winners for the 2018 Contest will be recognized at the Aetna Awards Night, April 5, 2018, along with undergraduate and graduate student writing contest winners.

To view previous winners and copies of the magazine, please go to www.cwp.uconn.edu/teachers/tcwritingcontest.php

Teacher-Consultant Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions 2016


Poetry Winner David Polcohanin (SI 99) Not the Prettiest Day
Prose Fiction Winner Shannon Bollard (SI 17) After
Prose Nonfiction Winner Robert Pirrie (SI 14) Watch Hill
Poetry Honorable Mentions John Wetmore (SI 15) C-Section
  Caitlin Donahue (SI 16) стих для тебя 
  Denise Abercrombie (SI 07) Mercy by the Sea
Prose Fiction Honorable Mention Emily Orkins (SI 17) In Rows of Two
Prose Nonfiction Honorable Mentions Theodore Richmond (SI 17) Deposit
  Bridget O'Connor (SI 16) Be Funner


CWP Writing Contest Winners

Year Poetry Prose Fiction Prose Nonfiction
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