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Creative Writing Awards

Want to win cash prizes, awards, and automatic publication into Elements? Submit your work to WIU’s Creative Writing Awards judged by Professional Writers!!!

  • Lois C. Bruner Creative Nonfiction Award
  • Cordell Larner Award in Fiction
  • Cordell Larner Award in Poetry

See the winning pieces and commentary by the judges on the blog posts:

Creative Writing Award Winners 2019

Creative Writing Award Winners 2018

Creative Writing Award Winners 2017

Creative Writing Award Winners 2016