Creative Writing Contest
MCC's Creative Writing Contest opens for entries during the fall semester each year. Students may submit up to two entries in each category: short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Prizes are $50 for first place and $25 for second place in each category. First- and second-place entries will be entered in the statewide Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Creative Writing Contest for community college students, where prizes range from $50 to $150.
View contest rules and submit your entries using the links below.
2023 Contest Results
About MCC's Creative Writing Contest Judge
Dr. Gary L. Hauck is Dean Emeritus of Arts and Sciences at Montcalm Community College. He taught college courses in the humanities for more than forty years, and was a visiting professor in China, Russia, and Ecuador. The author of twenty-one books and twenty-six periodical articles, Dr. Hauck has travelled to 104 countries, all seven continents, and all fifty states. During his time as president of the Michigan Liberal Arts Deans, he served on the LAND planning council and participated in the organization of the statewide writing contest.