Hurston/Wright

Founding Members Award for College Writers

Since 1990 the Hurston/Wright Foundation has presented awards to Black college writers. With the 2014 award we are introducing a new award, the Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers. This award, now open to poets as well as fiction writers is generously underwritten by a supporter of the Hurston/Wright Foundation with a cash award of $3,000.

​Eligibility: At the time of submission, applicants must be enrolled
full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student in a U.S. college
or university. Writers who have published a book in any genre
are ineligible.

 

The winners will be honored at the 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Ceremony on October 24th at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. as part of an evening celebrating the 2014 Legacy Award winners. The winners and honorable mentions were chosen by novelist Breena Clarke and poet Terrace Hayes.

 

2014 Founding Members Award for College Writers Recipients

 

Fiction

 

 

Poetry Honorable Mentions 
(Each will receive $250.00 and an award)

 

 

Poetry

 

 

Fiction Honorable Mentions 
(Each will receive $250.00 and an award)

Brittany Bennett

Winner

Fiction Award

Nathaniel Marshall

Winner

Poetry

Award for College Writers

Published Winners & Finalist:

Previous Recipients Apply for 2015 Award