Marjorie Stover Awards for Short Story


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Marjorie Stover Awards for Short Story

Undergraduate Literary Contest Entry Form

Two prizes: First Prize $200, Second Prize $100. Each prize is awarded for an outstanding original short story; outstanding children’s stories are especially welcome. Open to undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences currently enrolled in the Department of English.

Contest Details

  • One short story per entrant.
  • Entries are limited to 20 pages of prose (appxoimately 5,000 words).
  • Do not put your name anywhere in the submitted file or the filename.
  • File must be a PDF or Word document (.pdf, .doc or .docx) following this format:
    • 12 pt font
    • black text
    • double-spaced, if prose
    • 1" margins

Questions? Contact Timothy Schaffert, Director of Creative Writing, at

Eligibility InformationAll Literary Contests