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Writing Contests

Two college-sponsored writing contests are open to enrolled undergraduate students—the Lowell-Grabill Creative Writing Contest and the James G. Jameson Critical Essay Contest.

Lowell-Grabill Creative Writing Contest

Each year registered undergraduate Wheaton College students may submit fiction, poetry or non-fiction to the Lowell-Grabill Creative Writing Contest. The contest's recent judges include David Madden, Scott Cairns, Susanna Childress, Ramona Tucker, Vinita Hampton Wright, Cathleen Falsani, and Bruce Guernsey.

Details and Submission Guidelines


James G. Jameson Critical Essay Contest


Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.


Details and Submission Criteria