Contests & Publications


DMACC District-Wide Creative Writing Contest

Creative Writing Contest LogoStudents, submit your creative work for the opportunity to win cash prizes (top 3 short stories and poems) and scholarships (1st: $1,000 and 2nd: $500), to be published in Expressions, to work one-on-one with a professional writer, and to present your work at a reading. For more information, please email the Creative Writing Contest or Marc Dickinson.

Contest Information and Forms



Expressions is the yearly publication featuring poetry, art, photography and short fiction from students representing each of DMACC's campuses. The publication and distribution of Expressions is timed to coincide with our Celebration of the Literary Arts in April of each year. While it showcases winners of the DMACC-sponsored annual literary awards, all DMACC students are invited to submit original art or writing for consideration."

A panel of faculty select the winners of the contest, and a student editor works with faculty to arrange the entries published in Expressions. The magazine is published with the assistance of the DMACC Graphic Arts Department. For additional information, please contact Michael Bryant, Urban Campus.

Expressions Issues


Skunk River Review

The Skunk River Review celebrates the best writing in composition, literature, and humanities classes at DMACC. Entries for the Skunk River Review, DMACC's published collection of quality student essays, are solicited from the following sources:

  • College Preparatory Writing I (ENG 060)
  • College Preparatory Writing II (ENG 061)
  • Resources for Composition (ENG 104)
  • Composition I (ENG 105)
  • Composition II (ENG 106)
  • All literature and humanities classes.

Student eligibility is limited to participants who are enrolled in these classes for the academic year they are submitting their work. All essays accepted for publication will be entered in Skunk River Review’s essay contest. Contest winners will receive DMACC bookstore gift certificates and/or cash prizes.

Students submitting for publication must download and complete the Application and Release Form.

Questions and/or submissions may be sent to Ann McBee or Bethany Sweeney.

Skunk River Review Issues