Each Spring, the Center of the American West awards cash prizes to talented CU-Boulder students writing on Western topics. Known as the Thompson Awards for Western American Writing, the contest is open to all CU Boulder program students, graduate and undergraduate. Entry deadline is Tuesday, March 19. Categories include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic non-fiction and memoir. The work must have as its subject or theme an aspect of the American West. First place winners receive $500.
For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-735-1399. For contest rules, the entry form, and to read the winning entries from previous years, see our website.