2016 Alfred Landwehr Creative Writing Contest
The English Department and the editors of Byzantium are pleased to announce that the annual Alfred Landwehr Creative Writing Contest is now open for submissions.
All entries must be submitted by 12:00 noon, on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Winners will be notified by phone or email.
Any enrolled student at Cal Poly may submit poems or short stories. Past winners have included students from all colleges at Cal Poly.
Winning entries will receive cash prizes, and will be published in Byzantium, the English Department’s literary annual. Following the choice of first, second, and third-place winners, the editors of Byzantium will make editors’ choice selections that will also appear in Byzantium.
Nationally published fiction writer and Cal Poly professor Al Landwehr started the contest in 1970.
Students are asked to follow these submission rules:
Contestants must use a pseudonym on all entries.
Submissions should be sent as attachment via email to either Fiction or Poetry. Poetry and fiction should be submitted in separate emails.
Contestants should submit no more than five poems totaling a maximum of 300 lines and/or two stories totaling no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Contestants should place all poems in one document and all stories in one document.
In order to preserve anonymity, students should not save their real name anywhere on or in the document, including the file name under which it is saved. The student’s real name, phone number, and email address should only be in the text of the email, not in the attached document itself.