The annual Writing Excellence contests are now accepting submissions–through the Center for Writing and Learning. You may submit papers written for classes in the Humanities (including English classes), or in Social Sciences, or in Science. If you took a Writing and Rhetoric Seminar or a Scholarly and Creative Inquiry course this term and wrote a good essay for the class, then you’ll want to consider the category for first-year seminars. The deadline for sumitting (in any or all categories) is January 29, and more specifications appear on posters in Wyatt Hall and at the Writing Center.
Spring also brings the contests sponsored by the English Department but open to any student at Puget Sound: the Esther Wagner Prize for short fiction and the Nixeon Civille Handy Prize for poetry. The prizes are described on the English website, and posters, etc., should go up in February or March, but it’s never too early to start revising those poems and stories. The deadline is for submitting something to these contests is usually late March or early April.