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Provost's Prize for Creative Writing

The Provost’s Prize for Creative Writing is granted each spring and fall semester in acknowledgement of the best prose submission from an undergraduate student. Each award is a cash prize of $2500.

The deadline for the Fall Entry is now closed.

Award Committee Judging Process:

The Provost’s Prize submissions, manuscripts only, will be read by a panel of graduate students from the University’s Creative Writing Program. Each submission will be read by two readers, and the scores will decide the finalists. Finalists will be forwarded to a panel of no fewer than three Creative Writing Faculty for final selection. 

Notification of Winning Entries:

Only the winning entries will be notified via email. The winner and five honorable mentions will be announced via an email and added to the Provost’s Prize website before the end of the fall semester. Please check this website periodically for an announcement. Due to the number of submissions, we cannot answer individual inquiries.

Winners will be notified using their official University of Houston email address.