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ASU Undergraduate Writers Showcase

Date(s): Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arizona time
Community Event, Reading
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre
Cost: Free

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About this Event

The students of today are the authors of tomorrow. Come see the talented writers of ASU's undergraduate community before they get famous at our fourth annual ASU Undergraduate Writers Showcase, Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arizona time on Zoom.

Interested in reading your work? The showcase is a wonderful opportunity to meet other writers, get involved with your community, add something to your resume, and be celebrated and recognized for all your hard work. The showcase is open to undergraduate students of all backgrounds, disciplines, campuses, and ages; you do not need to be a creative writing major or have taken creative writing classes to submit.

Applying to the Showcase

To apply to the showcase, students should submit up to 3 poems or under 3,000 words of prose through the submission form according to the following guidelines:

  1. Single Document: Submissions should be uploaded as a single word document
  2. No Identifying Information: No identifying information appears anywhere in the submission
  3. Formatting: Format your work in 12 pt font with 1" margins in a standard, legible font such as Times New Roman or Calibri. Pages should be numbered. Titles should be bolded. Page breaks should be inserted between each work. Otherwise, format your work as it is intended to be read

If you are submitting prose, we recommend you submit a complete short story or an excerpt. (We do not recommend editing something down to get it under the limit.) While there are no limits or restrictions in terms of subject matter, we will not read or consider hate speech. Otherwise, send us whatever you feel is your best and most representative work.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Arizona time. All applicants will be notified by October 15. Readers will be announced in late October.

Ready to apply? Submit your work through the submission form at