English

Award Winners

2007-2008 Creative Writing Awards

All winning entries can be read in Smu's student literary magazine Espejo

David R. Russell Poetry Awards

  • First Place - Beau Rice
  • Second Place - K. O'Toole
  • Runner-Up - Osman Ahmed

SMU Fiction Awards

  • First Place - Lindsay Golder, "³Raspberry Jam Pie²"
  • Second Place - Rob Bralver, "And So"
  • Runner-Up:- Ching-Ying (Sunny) Huang, "Let Go of Their Hands"

Margaret Terry Crooks Award for Outstanding Creative Writing Student:

  • Rob Bralver

Lon Tinkle Prize for Outstanding English Major in Creative Writing:

  • Preston Christian Taylor

The Creative Writing Program of SMU's Department of English annually sponsors a contest for writers of prose fiction, plays, and poetry. Open to all regularly enrolled undergraduate students at SMU, the prizes are as follows:

  • David R. Russell Poetry Prize. First Place: $200; Second Place: $100. Judged by a published poet with a national reputation, selected by SMU faculty.

  • SMU Fiction Award. First Place: $200; Second Place: $100. Judged by a published fiction writer with a national reputation, selected by SMU faculty.

  • Margaret Terry Crooks Award for Most Outstanding Creative Writing Student. Awards $200. Not open to submission; chosen by SMU faculty.

  • Lon Tinkle Scholarship Prize also awarded by faculty and not open to submission.

  • *showcase selections are by SMU creative writing faculty.

Cash awards vary according to funds available.