THE CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM INVITES SUBMISSIONS for the annual Poetry competition.
All currently enrolled Oberlin students are invited to submit work for the following:
The Emma Howell Poetry Prize
When Emma Howell died in 2001, her parents set up a poetry prize to be awarded yearly to an Oberlin student. They wanted to encourage young poets, just as Emma was encouraged as a creative writing major at Oberlin. After five years of generous donations from friends and family, the fund for the prize reached the "endowed" status Oberlin Fund. Each year, a panel of judges - members of Oberlin's Creative Writing Department and Emma's father, the poet Christopher Howell - pore through stacks of submissions from Oberlin students and awards a prize of $1000 to the winner. In April of each year, the program hosts a reading of the finalists for this prize. Read more details