A composition book, phone, glasses, and a pen. The Creative Writing program offers several prizes for the best work of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and the best poem or group of poems produced by students. Prizes of $200 each are awarded annually.

  • The Barksdale-Maynard Prizes in Fiction and Poetry are made possible by a gift from Isabel Barksdale-Maynard in honor of her family.
  • The Tom Brown Prize for Creative Nonfiction is named in honor of Dr. Thomas H. Brown, chair of the English Department from 1984-1992.

Eligibility and Application

You must be a currently enrolled UAB student in good standing with the University. For questions, contact the Director of Creative Writing.SaveSaveSave