Hurston/Wright

Award for College Writers

The Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers was established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent. Winners are selected annually in April for the best unpublished short story or novel excerpt.

​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.

 

2014 Award for College Writers Recipients

 

In partnership with Amistad/HarperCollins the Hurston/Wright Foundation announces the first winners of the Hurston/Wright Amistad Award for College Writers. The cash prizes totaling $3,000 are provided by Amistad, a venerable African-American imprint that is part of HarperCollins Publishers.

 

Editorial Director of Amistad Tracy Sherrod chose to underwrite the award, "as an extension of HarperCollins' many years of support for the Hurston/Wright Foundation and to encourage the Foundation's important work discovering and honoring the next generation of Black writers."

 

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.

 

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 Mrshall

Winner

Poetry

Award for College Writers

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