Writing Contest

Arthur Paulson Award for Poetry

This award honors the memory of Professor Arthur Paulson, a long-time teacher of creative writing at St. Olaf.   The award consists of a cash prize of $150. Please limit to 3 poems.

Ole E. Rolvaag Award for Fiction

This award honors the memory of St. Olaf’s greatest writer, Ole Rolvaag.   The award consists of a cash prize of $150.   Submissions may consist of one or two short stories or part of a novel, 3,000 total word count.

Award for Creative Nonfiction Prose

This award, sponsored by the English Department, consists of a $150 cash prize for a work of creative nonfiction prose. Submissions may consist of one or two essays up 3,000 total word count.

Best Sentence

This award, sponsored by the English Department, consists of a $50 cash prize for best sentence. 3 entry limit.

Important details:   All submissions should be typed in a standard 12-point font; prose should be double-spaced. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Submissions should be emailed to the Academic Administrative Assistant  at grannema@stolaf.edu by 12:00 pm March 8, 2019.