Announcing the Winner of the 2015 LSSU High School Short Story Prize

The judges of the 2015 LSSU High School Short Story Prize would like to congratulate the author of this year’s winning story: WINNER: “Survival of the Fittest,” Zoie Cole, Kingsford, Michigan, Grade 12, Kingsford High School, Teacher Kendalynn Sutton Zoie’s story was selected for its strong narrative and compelling story, attention to language, well-developed post-apocalyptic setting, character depth, and complexity of themes. Zoie will receive the $500 cash prize, … Continue reading Announcing the Winner of the 2015 LSSU High School Short Story Prize

Reading Tuesday, 7pm March 31st at Bayliss

Everyone is invited to the rescheduled launch party for our fourth issue at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, here in Sault Sainte Marie at Bayliss Public Library! The event was cancelled last November due to weather conditions. Janeen Pergrin Rastall from Gordon, Mich., a volume four contributor, will read her own work as well as work by other contributors. Co-editors will share excerpts from the journal. Volume four … Continue reading Reading Tuesday, 7pm March 31st at Bayliss

Less than a month left to submit to the LSSU High School Short Story Prize

Submission countdown! Midwestern high school students who submit post-apocalyptic short stories by the end of March have a chance to win $500 cash, publication, and a matching scholarship. The contest’s online submissions manager will be accepting entries until 11:59 pm on March 31, 2015. The LSSU High School Short Story Prize contest webpage includes a Common Core-aligned contest lesson plan with first line story starters, recommended reading, detailed contest rules, and instructions … Continue reading Less than a month left to submit to the LSSU High School Short Story Prize

Only 3 days left to submit to volume 5!

There are only three days left in our reading period for vol. 5! We’re especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren’t often heard in mainstream publications. Fiction and poetry submissions are read blind and go through a rigorous editorial process, which involves multiple readings by student and faculty editors at the Lake State Creative Writing Program. Beginning … Continue reading Only 3 days left to submit to volume 5!

LSSU High School Short Story Prize Open for Entries!

The Lake Superior State University Creative Writing Program is excited to announce the inaugural LSSU Short Story Prize, a regional literary competition for high school writers with a cash award and scholarship. Any high school student residing in the Midwest may enter. For the purposes of this contest, the Midwest is defined as the twelve-state region including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, … Continue reading LSSU High School Short Story Prize Open for Entries!