English Endowment Clara Cox Epperson Prose Writing Competition

Supermoon over Derryberry Hall, November 2016

Questions about the contest may be directed to Dr. Ted Pelton, Henderson Hall 320, (931) 372-3049


  • Short Story
    • First Prize: $400
    • Second Prize: $100
  • Narrative Essay
    • First Prize: $400
    • Second Prize: $100


  • Open to all full- or part-time TTU students
  • One entry per person, one category only
  • Submit a portfolio of work, 20 pages maximum, with no identifying information about the author on any manuscript, titled with the title of one story/essay and the phrase "and other stories" or "essays." Double-space, and use 12-point font.
  • All entries are anonymous. Attach a separate 3 X 5 card to your portfolio, with the portfolio title and the student's T number, email address, and phone number.
  • Entries will not be returned. Also, unless otherwise directed by the author, judges will submit all entries for possible inclusion in TTU's student literary magazine, The Iris Review.
  • No Electronic Submissions.


Friday, March 1, 2019


Ted Pelton, Contest Supervisor
Dept of English, Box 5053, TTU

via English Office