Homecoming Writing Contest
Deadline: October 14, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.
Tthe Department of English Homecoming Writing Contest celebrates the creative and scholarly writing of undergraduate students within ASU English (English and Film and Media Studies majors or minors [non-BIS]). ASU Online students are eligible. Awards will be presented to the first place winners in the following categories (applicants may submit one entry* per category):
- Poetry: $500
- Short story/creative nonfiction: $500
- Scholarly essay: $500
The Scholarship Committee will review all entries and notify student(s) selected for awards via email by October 21. Awards will be presented at a virtual event on October 28, 2021 at 5 p.m. Winners may be asked to read from their submissions. All applicants (and the general public) are invited to attend.
*One entry=one scholarly essay, one short story or creative nonfiction piece, or one to six poems.
- 2020: Zane Encinas (scholarly essay), Breanne Hoffman (poetry), Sally Krueger-Wyman (fiction/creative nonfiction)
- 2019: Brenna Camping (fiction/creative nonfiction), Alyssa Lindsey (poetry), Thomas Bate (scholarly essay)
- 2018: Damaris Ixtchel Castillo (poetry), Emily Gadberry (scholarly essay), Mayra Vasquez-Chavez (creative nonfiction), Miranda Lynn Williams (fiction)
- 2017: Cianna Garrison (poetry), Jordyn Ochser (short story/creative nonfiction), Madison Margolis (scholarly essay)
- 2016: Delaney Kranz (fiction), Jordan Mychal Dahlen (poetry), and Ashley Barnard (scholarly essay)
- 2015: Sarah Brady (scholarly essay), Elliot Winter (poetry), and Zachariah Webb (fiction)
- 2014: David Klose (Poetry); Mia Aguilera (Short Story/ Creative Nonfiction); Sarah Slater (Scholarly Essay)
- 2013: Laura van Slyke (poetry); Austen Johnson (short story/creative nonfiction); Elizabeth Monnig (scholarly essay)
- 2012: Alexandra Francoise Comeaux (poetry); Heath Wilcock (fiction/non-fiction); Jennifer Murphy (scholarly essay)
- 2011: Zari Panosian: "Language Barrier" (short fiction); Elyse Mele: 5 Poetry submissions: Brevitas, How the World Became Flesh, Pont D’Avignon, Villanelle for Mending Things, Contact Sheet, and May, 2010 (poetry); Alyssha Nelson: "A Portrait of the Escape Artist: Language, Meditation, and Exile in A Portrait of the Artist" (scholarly essay)
- 2010: Anthony Cinquepalmi (1st) poetry; Alyssha Nelson (2nd) poetry; Haley Coles and Elyse Mele (HM) poetry; Lydia Medill (1st) scholarly essay; Esther Drown (2nd) scholarly essay; Kristilyn Baldwin and Kelly McVey (HM) scholarly essay; Kimberly Jakubowski (1st) short fiction; Cassandra Powers (2nd) short fiction; Christina Arregoces and Jeff Weyant (HM) short fiction
- 2009: Jessica Cyrell, scholarly essay; Ryan Ratliff, fiction; Mindy Murphy, poetry
- 2008: Tomas Karmelo Amaya (poetry), Riki Meier (essay), Megan VanRy (short story)
- 2007: Joseph Abbruscato (poetry), Katrina Bender (essay), Ijana Harris (short story)