General Writing Contests

NICK ADAMS SHORT STORY CONTEST – SPONSORED BY ASSOCIATED COLLEGES OF THE MIDWEST

$1,000 prize

Nick Adams Short Story Contest is offered for the best short story by an ACM student. Stories are submitted to the Macalester English department and four finalists are selected to be sent on to the ACM for final judging by a nationally recognized professional writer. The results of the competition will be announced in early April and the winner will be invited to the ACM Student Symposium in mid-April. The prize, named for the young hero of many Hemingway stories, was given by an anonymous donor to encourage young writers. Nick Adams Short Story Contest Guidelines

THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS COLLEGE PRIZE – SPONSORED BY THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS

$100 prize

A cash prize offered annually under the aegis of the Academy of American Poets, awarded to a Macalester student for the best poetry (collection of three poems) submitted to the English Department and judged independently by a representative of the Academy. In the summer, the Academy will send a letter of congratulations and a certificate to each winner or honorable mention recipient. If two winners are chosen, the prize money will be divided between them. Academy of American Poets Guidelines.