Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing

Submissions are now closed. Thank you to all those who entered!

This award was established by Mr. B. Franklin Shostack and Dr. Zane Cohen in memory of the late Lillian Kroll, and is awarded by the Department of English and Writing Studies. 

The prize of $375 is awarded competitively to an undergraduate student (any faculty or program including students at the affiliated colleges) who exhibits a developing talent for creative writing.


Contest Rules

  1. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, February 1, 2018.
  2. Participants must submit one entry per person, of either prose, fiction, poetry or drama which will be adjudicated on the basis of the quality of the writing submitted, not its quantity.
  3. You should submit work that has not hitherto been published or won an award in any other competition. One of the following would be a suitable submission:
    • a poem, or a brief series of linked poems
    • a one-act play, or scenes from a longer work
    • a short story or novella, or selections from a longer work of fiction
  4. Submissions must include a cover page with the following information:
    • your name
    • student number
    • email address
    • telephone number
    • contest name: Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing
    • do not include any personally identifiable information on the work itself
  5. Entries must be submitted in hard copy only to the Department of English and Writing Studies, 2G02 Arts & Humanities Building, Western University.
  6. The winning entry will be named by April of 2018.
  7. The winner will be notified by email.
  8. The results will be posted on the Department of English website and social media channels.

Inquiries to: Shelli Hunter | uenglish@uwo.ca

Printable version Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing 2018

PAST WINNERS

Year First prize Title Adjudicators
2017 Jasmeen Anjali Siddiqui “Yelling All the Way to Hell” Professors Michael Fox and Jamie Johnston
2016 Erica McKeen "Our Eyes, Our Tongue" Professors Alison Conway and Kathleen Fraser
2015 Amy Wang "Reverse Migration" Professors Larry Garber and Manina Jones
2014 Robert Norsworthy "Trial and Vegetation" Professors Larry Garber and Allan Pero
2013 Alexander Martin "Xylophagia" Professors Larry Garber and Allan Pero
2012 Erin Lamotte Selected Poems Professors Larry Garber and Allan Pero
2011 John Vincent "House of Broken Mirrors Professors Larry Garber and Allan Pero
2010 Mark MacKichan "The Social Scenes of Lonely Folks" Professors Larry Garber and Allan Pero
2009 Elizabeth Blackall "Mermaid in the Moon" Professors Larry Garber and Allan Pero
2008 Grace Vermeer "Genesis: Three Poems" Professors Larry Garber and Manina Jones
2007 Meghan Adams "Knot Theory" Professor Larry Garber and Joan Barfoot, Writer-in-Residence
Deirdra Wadden "The Ferry Passage" Professor Larry Garber and Joan Barfoot, Writer-in-Residence
2006 Andrew MacDonald "Ink" Professors Larry Garber and Allan Pero
2005 Asher Ghaffar "Home is Multilateral" Professor Larry Garber and Lola Tostevin, Writer-in-Residence
2002 Lianne Todorovic "The Hydra Chronicles" Professor Larry Garber and Jan Horner, Writer-in-Residence
2001 Kat Evans "DEADDOSPEAK" Professors Larry Garber and Manina Jones
1996 Jillian Horton
1992 Lou D'Sousa "Taking Care"