In honor of the late Danielle Basford, a 2012 graduate of the program, Writing Seminars senior majors are invited to submit a short story (no excerpts, please) for the Danielle Alyse Basford Writing Prize.
Length: Ten pages maximum, double-spaced
Entries will be judged by the Basford family. The winner will receive $1,000.
The department would like to publish the winning story on our website. Please indicate if you do not want your story posted.
Stories should be emailed to email@example.com in a PDF or Microsoft Word format.
Deadline – February 28, 2018.
2018 – “Slip of the Mind” by Kailyn Fiocca. Read Kailyn’s winning story here.
Prior to 2018, the award was given annually to the student writer with the most compelling piece of science-fiction/fantasy writing.
2017 – “Gilese 3005” by Michael Gentile
2016 – An Excerpt from Annabelle and the Spider King by Lydia Youngman
2015 – “From the Mouths of Babes” by Kat Lewis
2014 – “Plainhaven” by Cecilia Mancuso
2013 – “Bushmeat” by Jonathan Engelberg
The Cat in the Jacket by Danielle Basford
Please read Danielle’s book, The Cat in the Jacket.