Diablo Valley College English

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Submission Guidelines

Welcome to the Submission Guidelines for the Twelfth Annual DVC Literary contest, Spring 2023. Entries will be accepted December 1, 2022, through March 12, 2023.

Open to currently enrolled Diablo Valley College students only. This means any student enrolled in courses in Fall 2022 and/or Spring 2023.

Please read through the list below before submitting. Entries that do not follow guidelines will be disqualified.

If you have any questions before submitting, feel free to contact Rayshell Clapper at rclapper@dvc.edu. 

  • There are three categories: Fiction/Short Play, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry.
  • You may enter into all categories but may only enter once in each.
  • All work is judged blindly. Do not include your name or any identifying information on your submission.
  • Follow guidelines provided for each genre. Entries that do not follow guidelines are subject to disqualification.
  • Prizes may be awarded dependent on funds. The prizes are First Place $75, Second Place $50, Third Place $25 in each category.
  • Winners will be notified by email through this site.
  • All winners will be invited to the student reading held on campus in the Diablo Room, TBD.
  • All winners may be published in DVC's second issue of It's Lit, online literary journal. More details to come. 
  • Due to the number of submissions as well as time constraints, we will be unable to provide editing notes.

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