Department of English


Sponsored by the English Department and the Braithwaite Writing Center, the Scriblerian is a writing contest and on-line journal for students by students. Revived during Fall Semester 2004 after a two-year hiatus, the essay competition is organized each semester by Writing Center tutors for ENGL 1010 and 2010 students. Winning essays are published on-line on the English Department website and past winners have also published in the HSS Journal and the print textbook SUU Guide to English Composition 2010-2011.

Awards are given in the following categories:

  • ENGL 1010 Expressive (Creative)
  • ENGL 1010 Argumentative (Research & Analysis)
  • ENGL 2010 Expressive (Creative)
  • ENGL 2010 Argumentative (Research & Analysis)

Submission deadlines are in November for Fall Semester and March for Spring Semester. Essays must be submitted in electronic format to and a hard copy with an application must be submitted to the Writing Center in BC 204. Applications are available in the Writing Center or you can download a form here. Application form.

Prizes include gift cards, resume building, electronic publication on the English Department website, and possible publication in other on-campus journals.

Scriblerian Contest Winners