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