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2012 Cropper Creative Writing Contest In Poetry and Prose - $250 in Prizes

Event Start DateFriday, December 7, 2012
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CostCost: Free

WHAT: USD students are invited to apply for the annual creative writing contest in poetry and prose (fiction & creative non-fiction). Winners selected by judges Lynn Freed (prose) and Ben Doller (poetry).

WHO: USD students who are already actively writing poetry and/or fiction/creative non-fiction are invited to apply (no major/emphasis or course requirements for eligibility).

WHEN: Winners announced Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Cropper Memorial Writers’ Series reading (featuring fiction writer Lynn Freed and poet Ben Doller) at the Manchester Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

PRIZE: Winners in each genre (poetry & prose) will be awarded $125.

How to apply:
MATERIALS: Please submit one to three pages of poetry (one poem per page; no poem longer than a page) or ten double-spaced pages of prose (fiction or creative non-fiction) to Professor Brad Melekian at, making certain your e-mail address and phone number are present only on a cover page. All submissions must be attached as Microsoft Word documents. Documents that cannot be opened are disqualified. Please write “Cropper Contest Submission—Prose-Fiction (or Prose-Non-fiction or Poetry)” in your subject line. Please include your full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the body of your message.

DEADLINE: Materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012.

If you have questions, e-mail Professor Halina Duraj at

Sponsored by the Cropper Center for Creative Writing

ContactHalina Duraj | | 619-260-7429