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Brannen Creative Writing Award submissions are open

Submissions are now being accepted for the Brannen Creative Writing Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in each of three genres (poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction). A prize of $500 will be awarded to one winner in each genre.


Any student who is:

(1) majoring in Writing and Linguistics, minoring in one of its fields, or concentrating in Writing through the Bachelor of General Studies program AND (2) a first-year student or a sophomore (accrued no more than 60 credit hours) at the time that the creative piece is submitted for consideration is eligible.

Manuscript Guidelines

Click here for a PDF of manuscript and submission guidelines for the Brannen Creative Writing Award.


Submissions are due in the Department of Writing and Linguistics main office, Newton 1118, by 4 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2015. Submissions must meet manuscript guidelines to be considered.

For additional information, please contact Professor Jared Yates Sexton.

The Department of Writing and Linguistics is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern’s College of the Creative Mind. CLASS prepares its students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, nations, and world.


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