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Creative Writing Prizes

The English Department's annual Creative Writing Prizes are sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

The 2020 contest opens Feb. 3, 2020. Deadline to submit is March 5, 2020.

 

Ernesto Trejo Poetry Prize

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

2019 winner: Angel Gonzales

Larry Levis Poetry Prize

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

2019 winner: Shelby King

Soul Vang Prize for Poetry

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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.

2019 winner: Yia Lee

2019 runner up: Jer Xiong

Mireyda Barraza Martinez Prizes for Social Justice Writing

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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.

2019 winner: Rodolfo Avelar (undergraduate)

2019 runners up: Esmeralda Gamez (graduate) and Rodolfo Avelar (undergraduate)

Fresno Fiction Prizes

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

2019 winners: Yia Lee (graduate) and Nohemi Samudio Gamis (undergraduate)

2019 runners up: Nou Her (graduate), Carolina Mata (undergraduate), and Ernesto Reyes (undergraduate)

Fresno Creative Nonfiction Prizes

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

2019 winners: Jer Xiong (graduate) and Marisa Mata (undergraduate)

2019 runners up: Beth Linder Carr (graduate) and Melinda Medeiros (undergraduate)