Taylor A. Greene Writing Contest - Contest Guidelines



Contest Guidelines

All entries must be received electronically by midnight on May 11, 2019. Please note that all of the following rules MUST be followed and the information below MUST be included as specified in order to insure eligibility.

A teacher in a public or private high school MUST nominate entries for the competition. Each student may submit one work of fiction or creative nonfiction. Length: 3,000 maximum. Format: double-spaced, page numbers, and in the case of nonfiction, a source listing if relevant.

Connecticut high school students enrolled during the 2019-20 academic year are eligible. 
Do not place your name or any identifying marks on your work. All entries will be confidential when distributed to judges. Errors could result in disqualification.
Upload a PDF version of your submission into either the Fiction or Creative Nonfiction category.
After uploading your entry, please provide student and teacher information as specified in the entry form. 



  • The Taylor A. Greene High School Prose Writing Contest retains the right to publish student winners in the English Department’s online literary magazine, Blue Muse.

  • Entrants to the competition agree if so awarded that they will participate in the awards ceremony held on December 6, 2019, Taylor's birthday, at Central Connecticut State University.



Judges will select one winner and three finalists. First prize is $1000, but the recipient must attend Central Connecticut State University to secure the scholarship. An author can still win first prize if he or she does not plan to attend CCSU, but the award will be the First Place certificate and a gift card. All finalists will earn certificates and gift cards.

CCSU and the Greene family look forward to celebrating fine writing from high school students throughout the state! Please contact Professor Mary Collins at collinsmae@ccsu.edu or at 860-832-2770 if you have any questions!