Beyond the Classroom
The English department values student writing, research, and critical thought both in and out of the classroom; it offers many opportunities for you to take your work to a professional and competitive level. From publications to prizes, the department provides you with an array of rewards for high-quality writing and research, all of which will give you a head start in the professional world.
Student Publication Opportunities and Competitions
The Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Series features poems by CCU students selected in a contest held each fall and spring semester. The winning poem in each contest is published on a beautifully designed broadside in an edition of 100 numbered copies.
The Flash Fiction Contest features brief short stories written by CCU undergrads. The winning story, as chosen by an outside judge, is excerpted on a broadside and published in its entirety online.
The Roger K. Johansen First-Year Writing Awards is an annual competition for the best student writing produced in English 101, 102, and 211 courses. Winners of these awards have their essays published as exemplary work in the following year’s First-Year Composition Guide published by the department.
English Corner is a digital space highlighting news, accomplishments, and insights about English department students, faculty, and alumni, written by students.
Archarios, CCU’s annual student-run arts & literature journal, has won more than 80 national awards including Best of Show in 2015 from the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisors.
Bridges is a journal devoted to the publication of research by undergraduate students from Coastal Carolina University. The journal encourages and rewards high-quality scholarly work by students in all disciplines at CCU.
Student Readings of poetry and prose happen periodically throughout the year. Please check in with the creative writing faculty for more information.
The Chanticleer is CCU’s weekly student newspaper, which offers students experience in writing, reporting, and editing.
Tempo is CCU’s award-winning bi-annual student features magazine, offering opportunities for publication and editing as well as travel to an annual conference.
The Waccamaw Journal is a graduate student and faculty collaboration featuring contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Our magazine is published online twice a year, in the fall and spring.