Lindsay J. Cropper Creative Writing Contest


The 2020-2021 Lindsay J. Cropper Creative Writing Contest is now accepting submissions. All entries should be submitted through the Cropper Contest website, where you can also read full contest guidelines:

Deadline is: Friday, November 20, 11:59 p.m.

  • We welcome submissions from all undergraduates—students do not have to be English Majors, or in the Creative Writing emphasis, to enter

  • Students may submit in more than one genre (poetry, fiction, or nonfiction), though a student can only win in one genre

  • A prize of $150 will be awarded in each of the three categories; judges to be announced

  • Winners and an honorable mention for each category will be published in the Fall 2021 issue of the Alcalá Review

  • Winners will be announced at the Spring 2020 Cropper Readings


If you have questions about the contest, please email:

Prof. Brad Melekian, at, or

Dr. Halina Duraj, at


The Alcalá Review, USD’s literary journal, can be found at

We look forward to receiving your entries!


Brad Melekian