2019 Donald Murray Prize

The Creative Nonfiction Standing Group of the Conference on College Composition and Communication announces the 2019 Donald Murray Prize for creative nonfiction.

We are seeking original, unpublished works of creative nonfiction on any subject, with a preference for essays on writing, teaching, and teaching writing. (Essays may not have been published in any form, electronically or in print, including blog posts.)

This prize was first established at CCCC in 2002 in honor of Donald Murray, Pultizer Prize–winning journalist, professor, and author of numerous books and influential articles on writing and the teaching of writing.

 Entries will be judged by members of the CNF Standing Group and the editors of Writing on the Edge. Kathleen Yancey will serve as final judge.

 The winner will receive $300 in the form of an AMEX gift card and publication in the Spring 2019 issue of Writing on the Edge. All entries will be considered for publication in the journal.

Length limit: 8,000 words maximum (2500–4500 preferred) Entry fee: None
Deadline: November 1, 2018.

Submissions Guidelines: Please submit entries in PDF or Microsoft Word to the WOE online submissions system at woejournal.ucdavis.edu. Please enter "Donald Murray Prize Submission" in the space for abstracts.