Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

PNW Writing and Art Contest

February 22, 2022 @ 11:59 pm

The department of English and World Languages seeks submissions from writers and artists for our annual literary publication and contest.

Submit Your Entry

What can I submit?

  • Academic essays
  • Visual Art
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Creative Nonfiction (memoir & personal essay)

Who can submit?

Any students who are currently enrolled or who have been enrolled in a Purdue Northwest course within the last two years may submit work.

What if my work gets accepted?

  • Accepted submissions will be published in the 2022 issue of PNW’s literary magazine, Furnace, available in hard copy and electronically.
  • Accepted writing will be automatically entered into competition for the Stark-Tinkham Writing Awards. (Note: Stark-Tinkham Awards may not be given in all categories in all years.)
  • All students whose pieces are accepted for publication will be honored at a release party for Furnace. (Time and date to be determined based on health and safety; current plan is May 2022.)
  • Accepted visual art will be published in Furnace and considered for use as the cover image for Furnace 2022 and/or for What’s Going On?, a new publication forthcoming from CHESS.

Where do I submit?  What are the requirements for each category?

Visit our Furnace webpage for more information.


Submission Deadline: PNW Writing and Art Contest

Monday, February 21, 11:59 PM CST


Please contact Dr. Bethany Lee at btlee@pnw.edu or Professor Sarah White at sewhite@pnw.edu.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.