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Creative Writing Prizes

The English Department's annual Creative Writing Prizes are sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.
2019 Contest: opens Feb. 4, 2019; deadline March 5, 2019

 

Ernesto Trejo Poetry Prize

Co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, this $100 prize is for a poem by a Fresno State graduate student.

2018 winner: Jessica Turney

2018 runners up: Esmeralda Gamez and Danielle Potter

Larry Levis Poetry Prize

Co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, this $100 prize is for a poem by a Fresno State undergraduate student.

2018 winner: Aidan Castro

2018 runners up: Marisa Gutierrez and Daniel Pena

Soul Vang Prize for Poetry

This $100 prize is for a poem by a Fresno State student at any level that demonstrates significant interest in writing about the Hmong American or Asian American cultural experience.

2018 winner: Jer Xiong

2018 runner up: Alexxis L. Lee

Mireyda Barraza Martinez Prizes for Social Justice Writing

These $100 prizes are for a piece of writing in any genre by a Fresno State graduate and undergraduate student that address some aspect of social justice.

2018 winners: Esmeralda Gamez (graduate) and Christina Tran (undergraduate)

Fresno Fiction Prizes

These $100 prizes are for a short story by a Fresno State graduate and undergraduate student.

2018 winners: Tara Williams (graduate) and Alexis Manuel Enriquez (undergraduate)

2018 runners up: Scott D. Lewis (graduate) and Nohemi Samudio Gamis (undergraduate)

Fresno Creative Nonfiction Prizes

These $100 prizes are for an essay by a Fresno State graduate and undergraduate student.

2018 winners: Mellissa Jessen-Hiser (graduate) and Nohemi Samudio Gamis (undergraduate)

2018 runner up: Bethany Hazen (graduate)