Journals

  • Arroyo Literary Review
    Arroyo Literary Review, a critically acclaimed print journal, is produced annually by students and alumi at CSUEB. The journal accepts submissions from writers, poets, and artists worldwide. For more information about the journal, please visit Arroyo’s Web site.
  • Occam's Razor
    Occam’s Razor, the English Department's literary magazine, is printed annually. Winners of the Robert V. Williams Memorial Contest, the Donald Markos Poetry Prize, and the Helen "Jackie" De Clercq Poetry Prize are featured in each issue.

Contests and Scholarships

The CSUEB English Department supports several writing contests annually. Students are encouraged to submit materials to these competitions. Brief descriptions are provided below. For specific submission information and deadlines for the current acadmemic year, please see the Journals, Awards, and Programs section of the English department home page.

The Robert V. Williams Memorial Contest for Short Fiction is conducted annually and open to both undergraduate and graduate students at CSUEB. Submissions are typically due near the end of winter quarter, and winners are announced in spring quarter. First prize is $100, second prize $75, and third prize $50. All contest winners will have their work published in Occam's Razor.

The English Department's Creative Nonfiction Contest is conducted annually and open to both undergraduate and graduate students at CSUEB. Submissions are typically due near the end of winter quarter, and winners are announced in spring quarter. First prize is $100, second prize $75, and third prize $50. All contest winners will have their work published in Occam's Razor.

The Donald Markos Poetry Prize is awarded annually and open to both undergraduate and graduate students at CSUEB. Submissions are typically due near the end of winter quarter, and winners are announced in spring quarter. First prize is $100, second prize $75, and third prize $50. All contest winners will have their work published in Occam's Razor.

The Helen "Jackie" DeClercq Poetry Prize is awarded annually and open to all enrolled CSUEB students. Submissions are typically due near the end of winter quarter, and winners are announced in spring quarter. First prize is $250, second prize $100, and third prize $50. While poems on any topic will receive full consideration, those that celebrate aspects of family life are especially welcome.

The Virginia F. Iyres English Teacher Scholarship is awarded annually to an English major who plans to pursue a career in high school English teaching. Senior undergraduates and M.A. students in the English department are eligible to apply for this $1500 award. Applications are typically due at the end of winter quarter, and the scholarship award is announced in spring quarter.

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