Skip to Main Content

See our latest COVID-19 updates.


The Carson McCullers Literary Awards

Deadline: March 5, 2021


Carson McCullers Literary Award Winners

TThe Carson McCullers Literary Awards offer prizes for Georgia and Alabama high school students in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, expository essay, playwriting and screenwriting, with $300 for first place in each of those categories, $200 for second place, $100 for third place.

Prizes will also be awarded to CSU students, including the Sara Ayres Jordan Awards in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction, as well as prizes in expository essay, playwriting and screenwriting, with $300 first place, $200 second place, $100 third place.

This event will constitute a celebration of writing by high school students from Georgia and Alabama and college students from Columbus State University.

Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021

Limit one entry in each category per student



Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians Website

The culminating event will be an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 8, honoring the winners of student writing contests.

Location: TBD