Creative Writing Awards

Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing

This competitive award is given out by Inprint every year to a graduating student who has completed course work in creative writing at Rice University. More information, including application guidelines, can be found here.

George G. Williams Awards

R2: The Rice Review is a student-run literary journal at Rice University committed to publishing the best prose, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Each year, R2 awards the George G. Williams prizes in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The contests are juried by professional, non-Rice-affiliated judges. Each of the student recipients is awarded a monetary prize as well as recognition in that year's issue.

Fondren Library's Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards

Each spring, Fondren Library accepts entries for their annual Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards. These three $1,000 prizes honor Rice undergraduates who show exceptional literary promise in the genres of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. The awards are: the Larry McMurtry Prize in Fiction, the Max Apple Prize in Nonfiction, and the Susan Wood Prize in Poetry. More information about the contest, as well as contest entry forms can be found here.