Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in creative writing 2020-2021

Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in creative writing 2020-2021 

Creative Poetry Competition
$3,649 scholarship

Open to rising juniors and seniors majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing.

  • Submit 3 collated copies of 4 poems each in a manila envelope. (That is, please make 3 stapled collections of poems 1, 2, 3, and 4, so that each one is a complete set)
  • Write your name, ASU email, and phone number on the top page of each set. Sign the entry log with the titles of all four poems.
  • Envelopes will be available by the entry box; please write your name on the outside of your envelope.
  • Judging will be done anonymously.

Entries Due: Wednesday, March 25

Entries may be dropped off starting Monday, March 23rd in the English Department office, 124 Edwin Duncan Hall. Winner announced by Thursday, May 7th.

For any questions please contact: Caleb Johnson at


Poet Jacinta V. White is the author of Resurrecting the Bones: Born from a Journey through African American Churches & Cemeteries in the Rural South (2019, Press 53). Her chapbook, Broken Ritual, was published in 2012 by Finishing Line Press In 2001, Jacinta founded The Word Project -- a company that uses poetry and art with groups to provide a space for self-discovery and healing and publishes the online quarterly Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing. She makes her home in Winston-Salem, where she recently received the city's Outstanding Women Leaders award.