Creative Writing Award

The College Language Association (CLA) invites submissions in the genres of poetry, fiction, and drama from undergraduate and graduate students at CLA participating colleges or universities for the 2020 CLA Creative Writing Contest.

  • Submissions Open: September 1
  • Deadline: December 31
  • Winners: $500/each
  • Honorable Mentions: $75/each

Please read Contest Guidelines carefully as submissions that do not conform to all guidelines will be disqualified.

“For My People” by Margaret Walker
Tribute to Margaret Walker by Maryemma Graham