The Writing Program at CSI is pleased to announce the next Inkwell essay contest. We are looking for the best essays written for a first-year writing class (English 111 or 151) and the best essays from any course across the curriculum. Students in all disciplines are invited to apply.

There are two deadlines: one for essays submitted during the fall semester (Friday, Dec. 30, 2022) and one for essays submitted during the spring semester (Tuesday, May 30, 2023). Submissions that were made during the past two years when no winners were announced will also be considered. Winners will be announced on Friday, June 2023.

The six winning essays will be published in our campus anthology Inkwell. Winners will also be invited to take part in our first annual Celebration of Writing to be held on campus in early Fall of 2023. We encourage faculty to help students choose which paper to submit.

Please inform your students that they should submit their papers to

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Melanie McNulty or Lewis Dimmick:,

We look forward to reading the work of your students.

By Lewis Dimmick and Melanie McNulty