SKD Writing Awards

SKD Writing Award Guidelines and Submission Links

*Deadline for Writing Award Entries – November 15, 2022*
Submissions are accepted from active ΣΚΔ members only.*
Each entry must be submitted separately. Each member may submit up to three poems and three prose works**. Prose manuscripts should not exceed 2,500 words, and literary analyses should include no secondary sources. 

Click here to submit Poetry entries (August 1 - November 15, 2022).
Click here to submit Literary Analysis entries (August 1 - November 15, 2022).
Click here to submit Short Fiction entries (August 1 - November 15, 2022).
Click here to submit Personal Essay entries (August 1 - November 15, 2022).

One electronic version (.doc format only) of the entry must be uploaded into the Awards/Scholarship Submission portal. 

The guidelines for the electronic submission are spelled out below.
  • The electronic version must be in .doc format (.pdf format will not be accepted). DO NOT identify yourself on any page of the submission.
  • The Word Document (.doc format) electronic copy must be typed (Times New Roman/12 Font), double-spaced with one-inch margins.
  • Literary analyses must follow the format and documentation style defined in the latest edition of MLA. A works cited page must be included in the submission. Since a literary analysis is a close reading of a work and not a research paper, subm