Provost’s Prize to Recognize Outstanding Poet

Undergraduate Submissions Sought for Annual Creative Writing Competition

University of Houston undergraduate poets are encouraged to submit works to the Provost’s Prize for Creative Writing. Award recipients will earn $2,500 and have their work published in the University of Houston Magazine.

The Provost’s Prize for Creative Writing is open to all UH undergraduate students. The deadline to submit a poem is Feb. 15, and submissions can be dropped off at the Creative Writing Program office (Room 229 Roy Cullen Building). For complete details on the submission process, visit the Provost’s Prize website.

This is the first academic year student-writers have an opportunity to submit their creative works to this University writing competition. The Provost’s Prize for Creative Writing was launched in fall 2015 and welcomed prose submissions. Its first winning prose entry was “The Dance” by LeeAnne Carlson.

The Provost’s Prize is another example of UH’s commitment to developing undergraduate writers. In addition to this annual writing award, UH’s English department hosts the undergraduate literary journal Glass Mountain. The journal’s staff coordinates public readings, the fall Write-a-Thon, a full day of writing activities and fundraising, and the annual Boldface Conference, a week of workshops and readings led by published writers and attended by community members as well as undergraduates from UH and across the country.

For more details on submitting a poem to the Provost's Prize, email Giuseppe Taurino at