University of Mississippi

Eudora Welty Awards

Each year the Center for the Study of Southern Culture gives the Eudora Welty Award for Creative Writing to two Mississippi high school students for short stories or poetry written during the previous year. First place carries an award of $500, and second place an award of $250.

Schools may submit one entry in each category. Faculty from the University of Mississippi English Department judge the entries and select the winners. The awards are presented during the University’s Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference in July. Winners are notified at least a month prior to the conference. To see a list of past winners, click here. To download a copy of the submission form, click here.

Please send entries and completed submission forms to:

Eudora Welty Awards for Creative Writing
Center for the Study of Southern Culture
University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Or fax them to: 662-915-5814 (Attn: Rebecca Lauck Cleary); or send an email.

Each entry should be accompanied by the entry form and received or postmarked by May 15, 2014.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Lauck Cleary at 662-915-3369.