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Dawn Powell Prize and Kate Carter Awards 2024

Are you passionate about crafting compelling stories or expressing your thoughts through prose? The Dawn Powell and Kate Carter Awards offer the perfect chance for you to shine. By submitting your work, you can win prestigious recognition and connect with fellow writers. Take the leap and submit your writing by April 8, 2024, it could be the first step towards a bright future in the literary world.

Lake Erie College presents the Dawn Powell and Kate Carter awards 2024!

This year, Lake Erie College presents the Dawn Powell and Kate Carter awards! The Dawn Powell Prize for Creative Writing in Fiction and Poetry and the Kate Carter Awards - one for Excellence in First Year Writing and another for Excellence in Writing in the Core. Celebrate with us on April 24th!

  • Submissions due: April 8, at midnight .

  • Must be recent original works of the author

  • Submissions should be emailed as a PDF or Word document to WRITINGCONTEST@LEC.EDU

  • Include your full name and email when submitting (not on the work itself )

All submissions can go to WRITINGCONTEST@LEC.EDU.

Winners will be notified before the ceremony on

April 24th at 4:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Library.

Prizes will be awarded…

Dawn Powell Prize in Creative Writing

About Dawn Powell

The award’s namesake, author Dawn Powell, attended Lake Erie College from 1914-1918 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. During her time at LEC, Powell edited and wrote for the College’s literary publication and was active in theater. By the time of her death in 1965, she had written 16 novels, nine plays and numerous short stories.

Kate Carter Awards for Excellence in first year writing and excellence in writing in the core

Named for Professor Kate Carter, who was a creative writer, a poet, an artist and a much loved and long-serving adjunct professor in the Lake Erie College Department of English, these awards honor Professor Carter’s legacy of academic rigor, student engagement, thoughtful mentoring and commitment to excellent writing.

About Kate Carter

Kate Carter was an award-winning poet and recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Antioch University McGregor and, prior to her arrival at Lake Erie, taught in the Psychology department at Antioch University New England and the English and Women’s Studies departments at New Mexico State University. She is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, Covenant and Lodestar: Night Sky.