Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Peru State College Writers Guild

Toney McCrann Writer’s Guild Contest

November 1, 2012 through January 11, 2012

·     The categories are: Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
·     Two submissions are allowed for each category
·     Maximum length of 2,000 words per submission

1st- $30 Amazon gift card
2nd- $15 Amazon gift card

Winning submissions will be published in The Leaf Press, the Writer’s Guild literary journal. 

All work sent for the context will also be considered for inclusion in the journal.

Please send submissions to

If you have any questions, please contact either the preceding Guild e-mail address or write Dr. Bill Clemente (

 2012 Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced.  

Scroll Down past the listing of Club Officers for 2012.

This fall, students organized a new club, The Peru State College Writers Guild. You can follow the group on Facebook.

Club Officers for 2012

President--Katie Shaffer

Vice President--Dan Perkins

Treasurer--Talia Cole
Secretary--Mary Johnson

Coordinator of Poetry--Becky Amen

Coordinator of Fiction--Carrie Trecek

Coordinator of Nonfiction--Alyssa Karasek

This spring term, the club organized the Toney McCrann Memorial Creative Writing Contest, and the Guild announces now both the publication of The Leaf Press on Tuesday, May 1, and the winners of this year's contest:

1st- "Leaf" by Becky Amen
2nd- "Standardizing Test" by Becky Amen
3rd- "Lonely Flower" by Emily Rose Thatcher

Our winners for Fiction are:

1st- "The Race" by Patricia K. Martin Sedlacek
2nd- "Solstice" by Reuben Iron-Horse Kent

This year's volume also contains the winners of the contest for 2010:

Creative NonFiction

1st:        "Heat" Erin Haida
2nd:            "Death in Housewares" Joni LeRette-Flores
3rd:        "Great Blue Heron" Carol Carpenter

1st:    "Weather Is Great, Wish I Was Here" Erin Haida

2nd:    "The Well" Carol Carpenter

3rd:    "Another Life Lost" Stewart Black


1st:      "Certainty" Carol Carpenter

2nd:    "In Due Season" Joni LeRette-Flores

3rd:    "For LaRae" Erin Haida
Guild members and Dr. Bill Clemente will have copies of The Leaf Press for sale at $5.00 each.  Please purchase a copy and support both the Writers Guild and Creative Writing at Peru State College.

Toney McCrann
Memorial Writing Contest
Love to write? SHOW US! Win money!
Prizes: 1st- $30 and a free copy of the literary journal
2nd - $15 and a free copy of the literary journal

What to submit: Entries will be judged in three categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry
Deadline: MARCH 1
Requirements: 3 entries allowed per contestant. Entries must be submitted electronically. No hard copies will be accepted.
A maximum of 2,000 words total (all submissions).

Each submission must include: the piece, the title, and the student's NUID number.

Please include in the subject line of the email submission the category (poetry, nonfiction, or fiction) and title of the piece.

Send your submissions to

A published writer will judge the works, and the judge and guild members will also determine which non-winning pieces to include in the journal.

Toney McCrann
Memorial Cover Art Contest
Artists: The Writers Guild is restarting the Literary Journal, and we need your help! Design a cover for us and win some money! Be creative! Entries may be photographs, paintings, drawings. The sky is the limit! Be inspired!
Dates: MARCH 1
Requirements: 3 entries allowed per contestant. Entries must be electronically submitted. No hard copies will be accepted.
Prizes: 1st- $30 and 1 free copy of the literary journal
2nd - $15 and 1 free copy of the literary journal
Runners up- free handshake/hug

Please send submissions to
Later in the term, the Writers Guild will oversee the publication for the first time in a few years of the college's creative-writing journal.


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