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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners for the 2017 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 2017
|Poetry Winner||David Polochanin (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|
Previous 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|