Creative Writing Competition

Congratulations to the 2019 LAND Writing Contest Winners!

See a full list of winners and judge’s comments about each here.

Eligibility

The LAND Creative Writing Competition are open to any student enrolled in a credit class at a public Michigan two-year college during the 2020 calendar year. Faculty may make judicious suggestions to students for revision of entries.

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Poetry

Individual colleges are limited to two entries per category. Entries must be submitted by the college’s contest coordinator.

Note: This contest is NOT open to research papers or critical essays. Those should be directed to the Student Scholars Competition.

Local Competitions

LAND does not accept entries sent directly by students. Finalists for the LAND Writing Competition must be selected by procedures established by the individual colleges who are members of LAND. The entry form must be submitted by each college’s contest coordinator, and each student must have a faculty sponsor who can attest to the authenticity of the work.

Writing Contest Guidelines

Previous Winning Entry Journals (.pdf)

2019 LAND Creative Writing Journal

2018 LAND Creative Writing Journal

2017 LAND Creative Writing Journal

2016 LAND Creative Writing Journal

2015 LAND Creative Writing Journal

2014 LAND Creative Writing Journal

2013 LAND Creative Writing Journal

2012 LAND Creative Writing Journal

2011 LAND Creative Writing Journal

2010 LAND Creative Writing Journal

2009 LAND Creative Writing Journal