Provost's Literary Prize

Call for Submissions:

The 36th Annual Provost’s Literary Prize for undergraduate students at OSU is open for submissions. The winner will be awarded $750 and on-campus publication.

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

Submission Requirements: 

  • Must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled at OSU Corvallis campus, OSU-Cascades, or Ecampus
  • Categories: 
    • 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 
  • A student can submit no more than one entry in each genre. For example, you could submit one piece of fiction and one 8-page submission of poetry. A separate submission form is required for each.
To submit:
  • Deadline: Submit by 11:59pm on Friday, February 23, 2024

The Provost will announce the winner in May.

Questions may be directed to Professor Jennifer Richter in the School of Writing, Literature and Film. 

Congratulations 2023 Provost's Literary Prize Winners!

Poetry Winner

Flora Snowden for Interstate Exit 675: Thanksgiving

Prose Winner

Lillian Tove Hayden for Harold and Harold