The Creative Writing Program
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences
University of Houston
229 Roy Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204-5008
Phone: (713) 743-3015
cwp@uh.edu

Student Competitions

The Creative Writing Program’s Yearly Fellowship/Awards

Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction and Inprint Verlaine Prize in Poetry
Amount of Prizes: $10,000

  • The Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction is given in memory of Donald Barthelme, master fiction writer and teacher, who served on the UH CWP faculty 1980 to 1989, and is funded through the Inprint operating budget.
  • The Inprint Paul Verlaine Prize in Poetry is in honor of the 19th century poet Paul Verlaine and is funded by a gift to Inprint from Nina and Michael Zilkha.

Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry and Inprint Sussman Prize in Fiction
Amount of Prizes: $2,500

  • The Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize is awarded by Inprint in memory of Donald Barthelme.
  • The Inprint Robert J. Sussman Prize is awarded in memory of a beloved Inprint Board member who passed away in 2009, and funded by donations to Inprint in his honor.

Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing for Students with Service to the Houston Literary Community.
Amount of Prizes: $10,000

The Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize is given in memory of Marion Barthelme, beloved Inprint and Gulf Coast Board member and champion of emerging and community writers. This prize is funded through donations made in Marion’s honor to Inprint through Friends of Marion Barthelme. The Prize for work in fiction, non-fiction or poetry, is awarded to a student who has demonstrated significant service to Houston’s literary community

The Brazos Bookstore/Academy of American Poets Prize
Amount of Prize: $100 and the winner’s name will appear in a summer issue of American Poet, the Academy’s journal.

The University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the writing awards winners for 2013 - 2014

INPRINT/ALEXANDER PRIZE IN FICTION
Aja Gabel

INPRINT/PAUL VERLAINE PRIZE IN POETRY
Karyna McGlynn

INPRINT/MARION BARTHELME PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING
Nancy Pearson

INPRINT/BARTHELME MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN NON-FICTION
Allie Rowbottom

INPRINT/ROBERT J. SUSSMAN PRIZE IN FICTION
Michelle Mariano

INPRINT/BARTHELME MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN FICTION
Dana Kroos

INPRINT/BARTHELME MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS IN POETRY
Caitlin Maling & Michelle Oakes

BRAZOS BOOKSTORE /ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE
Christopher Murray

JUDGES

JERICHO BROWN (UH Alum)—Marion Barthelme Prize
KRISTIAN KAHAKAUWILA - Fiction
WAYNE MILLER (UH Alum) — Poetry
JENNY BOULLY – Non-Fiction

Previous Winners

Award winners for 2012-2013:

INPRINT DONALD BARTHELME PRIZE IN FICTION
Celeste Prince

INPRINT PAUL VERLAINE PRIZE IN POETRY
Justine Post

INPRINT MARION BARTHELME PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING
Zachary Bean

INPRINT ROBERT J. SUSSMAN PRIZE IN FICTION
Zachary Martin

INPRINT DONALD BARTHELME PRIZE IN POETRY
Janine Joseph

BRAZOS BOOKSTORE /ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE
Elizabeth Lyons

JUDGES (All UH CWP Alums):

TRACY DAUGHERTY - Marion Barthelme Prize
AMBER DERMONT - Fiction
MICHELLE BOISSEAU - Poetry