Call for Submissions:

The 35th Annual Provost’s Literary Prize for undergraduate students at OSU is open for submissions. The winner will be awarded $500 and on-campus publication.

Jennifer Richter in the School of Writing, Literature and Film is chairing the screening committee. Assistant 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. 
To submit:
  • Email:
  • Subject line: "Provost's Literary Prize - Poetry," "Provost's Literary Prize - Fiction," or "Provost's Literary Prize - Creative Nonfiction"
  • 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 Saturday, February 25, 2023

The Provost will announce the winner in May.

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

Congratulations 2022 Provost's Literary Prize Winners!


Aanaa Oshoo Felema for I've Stopped Trying To Make Celery Taste Good

Jane Katherine Coneybeer for Lost and Found