Call for Submissons:

The 34th Annual Provost’s Literary Prize for undergraduate students at OSU is open for submissions. The winner will be awarded $500 and on-campus publication.

Keith Scribner in the School of Writing, Literature and Film is chairing the screening committee. Professor Scribner and the committee are seeking help from faculty to identify candidates for the prize. The literary work can be fiction, poetry, drama, or creative nonfiction written for a general audience.  

Submisson Requirements: 

  • Must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled at OSU Corvallis campus, OSU-Cascades, or Ecampus
  • Literary options: 
    • Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Creative Nonfiction
  • Submissions must be the student's original work:
    • Typed, no longer than 14 double-spaced pages for prose or 8 manuscript pages for poetry 
  • To submit: 
    • Email: 
    • Subject line: "Provost's Literary Prize - Poetry" or "Provost's Literary Prize - Prose"
    • Submission: Attach a Word or PDF document  
      • First page of the document must include:
        • Full Name
        • Year in school 
        • Student ID number
        • Preferred email address
        • Current mailing address
        • Phone Number 
    • Deadline: Submit by 11:59pm on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 

The Provost will announce the winner in May 2022. Questions may be directed to Professor Keith Scribner in the School of Writing, Literature and Film. 

Congratulations 2020 Provost Literary Prize Winners!

Erin Michelle Dose for Windows

Tia Rae Lattanzio for Chorus of Your Making


A list of past Provost Literary Prize winners can be found here.