Student Literary Competition

Student Literary Competition

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Student Literary Competition 2012-2013

Each year, the League for Innovation in the Community College invites its board member colleges to participate in the annual Student Literary Competition. The competition enables community college students to compete with their peers across North America and showcases a selection of the best works being created by today's community college students.


Initial competition takes place at each board member college/district. The winners of the local contests are then entered into the national contest, where submissions are judged in four categories: Poetry, Fiction, Essay and One-Act Play. Judges are nationally recognized writers.


First, second, third and honorable mention are awarded in each category, with cash prizes going to first, second and third place winners. All national-level entries receive a Certificate of National Merit and are published in the League's Student Literary Competition publication, produced by the current host college.


This year's host is De Anza College.

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Entry Information

Entries will be accepted through April 2013. Download the complete contest rules and entry form below and submit your work to English instructor Ken Weisner, campus coordinator, at


"You...can re-create that fierce charge, for yourself and others, on a page, something written down that remains."

                         – Adrienne Rich (1929-2012), "To Invent What We Desire"


Student Literary Competition
Contact: Ken Weisner

Last Updated: 10/23/12