AWP Tag Along Contest

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: November 20th, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Who can submit:  Current UW Tacoma students.

  • The winner of the AWP Tag Along Contest will accompany the Tahoma West editorial staff to the annual AWP conference in Tampa, FL.*
  • You will have the option to have your submission published on our website and promoted by our social media (this is not a requirement).
*Award is contingent on Tahoma West receiving a grant from the university. If received, this grant will cover airfare**, lodging, and event registration costs.
**Please ensure that you are eligible to fly domestically with your current ID, or be sure to obtain a passport.

Submission Guidelines

Please respond to both of the following to be considered:

  • PROMPT: Introduce us to a character through activities they might do everyday, but slowly reveal something unexpected (a secret or twist) about them. Do not exceed 500 words.
  • COVER LETTER: How would attending this conference help support your goals and ambitions? Do not exceed 500 words.

Any form or genre of writing is acceptable for both the creative prompt and the cover letter. Please use 12pt Times New Roman font, double spaced.

How Do I Submit?

Include the following in an email to

  1. The subject line of your email should state “SUBMISSION: AWP Tag Along”
  2. In the body of your email: Your name, UWT degree program, & UW email address
  3. Attach both your creative prompt response and your cover letter as a single Word document. Do not include any identifiable information in your submission document.