The Pennsylvania College English Association

PCEA 2007 Student Writing Contest

Graduate and undergraduate students may compete for the PCEA Best Papers Award in separate divisions. The awards are given in three categories:

  • Critical Essay
  • Creative Poetry
  • Creative Prose

Awards carry a small monetary prize.

Contest Submission Information

If you would like to compete for the PCEA Best Papers Award, send three (3) copies of your completed work by regular mail to:

Dr. Teresa Caruso
Coordinator of Composition
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Erie, PA 16563

Please be sure to remove your name from all manuscript pages.

On a separate, cover sheet, please include:

  • your name
  • educational affiliation
  • year in school or graduate student level (master's or doctoral candidate)
  • contact information

Contest Judges

Thanks to the following English professors who have agreed to judge this competition:

Creative Poetry and Prose Judge

  • Michael Cox (University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown)

  • Allesandra Lynch (University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown)
  • Jonathan Ritz (University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown)

Critical Essay Judges

Contest Deadline

JANUARY 26th, 2007

Papers postmarked after the deadline will not be considered.