The W&M Student Literary Awards are an annual contest recognizing achievement in student writing, sponsored by the Creative Writing program and the Department of English. The awards are open to all William & Mary students. Independent judges decide winners and runners-up in each of five categories: Group of Poems, Short Fiction, Single Poem, Creative Nonfiction and Drama/Screenwriting. More information is available in the first video below.
Because the Creative Writing program cannot hold an in-person awards ceremony this year, we have instead arranged this series of videos. Our congratulations to all of this year’s winners and runners-up! And thank you to all the student writers who so kindly shared their work.
Awards Overview & Concord Traveling Scholarship
An overview of the Student Literary Awards process, plus the announcement of this year's recipient of the Concord Traveling Scholarship.
The Goronwy Owen Prize in Poetry
Recognizing student achievement in a collection of poems.
Judge: Christine Stroud
Announcer: Hermine Pinson
The Glenwood Clark Prize in Fiction
Recognizing student achievement in short fiction.
Judge: Belle Boggs
Announcer: Brian Castleberry
The Academy of American Poets Prize
Recognizing student achievement in a single poem.
Judge: Mathias Svalina
Announcer: Jon Pineda
The Tiberius Gracchus Jones Prize for Nonfiction
Recognizing student achievement in creative nonfiction.
Judge: Rachel Monroe
Announcer: Tom Batten
The Howard Scammon Prize for Drama
Recognizing student achievement in screenwriting, playwriting and episodic work.
Judge: Almitra Corey
Announcer: Andrew Blossom