Contests & Publications


DMACC District-Wide Creative Writing Contest

​Students, submit your creative work for the opportunity to win cash prizes (top 3 short stories and poems) and scholarships (1st: $1,000 and 2nd: $500), to be published in Expressions, to work one-on-one with a professional writer, and to present your work at a reading. For more information, please email the Creative Writing Contest or Marc Dickinson.

Contest Information and Forms



Expressions is the yearly publication featuring poetry, art, photography and short fiction from students representing each of DMACC's campuses. The publication and distribution of Expressions is timed to coincide with our Celebration of the Literary Arts in April of each year. While it showcases winners of the DMACC-sponsored annual literary awards, all DMACC students are invited to submit original art or writing for consideration."

A panel of faculty select the winners of the contest, and a student editor works with faculty to arrange the entries published in Expressions. The magazine is published with the assistance of the DMACC Graphic Arts Department. For additional information, please contact Michael Bryant, Urban Campus.

Expressions Issues


Skunk River Review

The Skunk River Review was a DMACC publication that celebrated the best writing in composition, literature, and humanities classes at DMACC from 1989 to 2018. Please see the link below for archived editions of the Skunk River Review. ​

Skunk River Review Issues