The contest is judged by writers who specialize in the award genres.
In 2019 prizes were presented to these honorees: Creative Non-fiction Award: Irina Swing for "Hemingway and Me" Play or Film/TV Script Award: Paxton Potter for "The Boy Upstairs" Poetry Award: Meghan Lees for "Venice" Short Fiction Award: Andrew Wrede for "City Like My Own" Critical Essay Award: Natasha Beauchesne "The Supernatural in Julius Caesar" Any Genre Award #1: Alyssa Goudy for "I Am Divulging into Self Wonder" Any Genre Award #2: Alexandra Hines for "Things Go Away"Creative Writing Program students have been accepted into MFA and other graduate programs at top universities around the country.
And they publish their work in nationally-distributed magazines, win awards, have their plays produced, and publish books.
Graduates in Creative Writing have found employment in various careers, including: Management The CRW program at Le Moyne College not only disciplined me to write, and write a lot, immersing me in the craft of literary composition, but I also gained something of tremendous value, community.
Each year, the program brings upperclassmen (Seniors) to the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference.
The program focuses on the new undergraduate literary publishing scene; our Peacock’s Feet journal is entered each year into the best of anthology competition.
There is also our Visiting Writers Series which brings nationally renowned authors to campus.
The Wellington Study Abroad Scholarship helps English majors study abroad.
The Newhouse Writing Awards are presented annually to recognize the best student work in five genres – creative nonfiction, critical essay, poetry, short fiction, and play, film or television script.
Two additional awards also are presented to honor work in any genre.