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Many Le Moyne students write poems, stories, personal essays, memoirs, plays and scripts, but not all share their love of writing with others or have the opportunity to develop their literary talents in a structured and disciplined fashion. This program helps students explore language through writing workshops that emphasize experimentation and craft in small-group settings and through individualized work with creative writing faculty members. The creative writing curriculum consists of five required courses: four writing workshops, and one course in 19th or 20th century literature. Current courses include the following: Creative Writing Workshop; Script Writing; Advanced Fiction Workshop; Advanced Poetry Workshop; Introduction to Playwriting; Writing the One-Act Play; Nonfiction Writing Workshop; various Special Topics courses; and the Independent Study. Qualified concentrators and minors may also undertake an honors degree in creative writing. Students completing a creative writing concentration are generally interested in preparing themselves for careers in writing, publishing, copy editing, teaching, advertising, and public relations.

2015 Newhouse Writing Awards

*$2100* in CASH PRIZES!

Any matriculated Le Moyne College student may enter the Newhouse Writing Contest.

Seven prizes of $300 each will be awarded for the best student work.

  • A POEM
    (submit no more than 4 poems)
  • A WORK OF SHORT FICTION
    (not to exceed 15 pages)
  • A CRITICAL ESSAY ON A LITERARY TOPIC OR FILM
    (not to exceed 15 pages)
  • A CREATIVE NON-FICTION ESSAY OR JOURNALISTIC ARTICLE
    (not to exceed 15 pages)
  • A PLAY OR FILM/TV SCRIPT
    (any length)

DEADLINE: Friday, March 18, 2015, 5:00 PM

  • Send an email to Lloyd@lemoyne.edu with your last name and the category (Poetry, Fiction, Critical Essay, Creative Non-Fiction, or Play/Script) in the subject line with your submission as an attached docx or pdf file.
  • Students may submit work in a maximum of two cagories, but send a separate email for each category.
  •  In the body of your email, provide: author’s name, campus (or off-campus) address and telephone, title(s) of work submitted, and name of contest category.
  • The docx or pdf file containing your manuscript submission should not include your name or any identifying information. (Entries will be judged anonymously). Do, however, include the title(s) of your work. If you submit more than 1 poem (with a maximum of 4), put all poems in a single docx or pdf file.
  • Entries should be double-spaced (poetry may be single spaced).
  • Manuscript pages should be numbered consecutively, and the name of the contest category should appear on each page.
  • Submitted manuscripts will not be returned.
  • If instructions are not followed we may not be able to consider your work.
  • Judges may decide not to award a prize in each genre.

* Sponsored by Le Moyne's Creative Writing Program *

 


2014 Salamander Now Online

This year's edition of The Salamander is now available to download and read.  The Salamander is published annually in the spring semester of the academic year by the Literary and Graphic Arts Society.

The purpose of the Literary and Graphic Arts Society is to encourage literary and artistic creativity in the Le Moyne community and to publish outstanding student work in The Salamander.

 


David Lloyd Poetry Reading Now Available

 Watch the video from Dr. David Lloyd's reading from “Warriors,” his latest poetry collection.