LAND Creative Writing Competition

Jackson College Procedures

The Liberal Arts Network for Development holds a creative writing competition in three categories:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Essay

Selecting Jackson College Entries

Our local competition will be coordinated by Finch Roberts, Jackson College’s representative on the LAND Steering Committee. Professors can nominate entries written during the 2015 calendar year. This includes Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters as well as writing completed during the Fall semester.

To nominate one of your students, please complete the application form located on the the LAND website and forward it with the fiction, poem, or essay to Finch@jccmi.edu.

Please do not have students submit manuscripts directly to Finch Roberts. All manuscripts must be nominated by a faculty member. It would be helpful if you only submit one manuscript per e-mail and use “LAND Creative Writing Contest” as the subject line of your e-mail.

A local judging committee will select our entries from those submitted and then forward the winning essays to LAND.

About the LAND Conference

The 2015 LAND Conference will be held February 11-13, 2015 at the Riverfront Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The theme is “Changing LANDscapes: Our Garden of Forking Paths.”

This LAND Student Scholar’s Conference is being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 13, 2015 in conjunction with the LAND Conference

In addition to the Student Scholars competition, LAND will continue to host the creative writing competition, illustration competition, and fine arts competition as well as a new digital literacy competition.

Additional information about the 2105 conference and the various competitions can be found on the LAND website.