Writing Contest

The Tessier Women’s and Gender Studies Writing Contest 2017:
What Will Gender Mean in 2117?

Congratulations to our winners!

First place: $250 – Katherine O. Stears, “Coming Out”
Second place: $150 – Robin Stears, “The Commute”
Third place: $100 – Kathryn Borthwick, “What will gender look like in 2117?”

Tessier Women's and Gender Studies Writing Contest Flyer

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the English Department welcome submissions to our creative writing contest on the theme of gender roles in 100 years: What will gender mean in 2117? Possible topics to explore include: how individuals will display their gender, how individuals will interact on the basis of gender, and how gender will affect future educational institutions, communities, homes, and workplaces.

This contest is restricted to undergraduate students at YSU.


Entries should be between approximately 1000-4000 words and submitted by email to wstudies@ysu.edu by February 28, 2017. The finalists will be selected by a subcommittee from the English Department and Affiliated Faculty of Women’s and Gender Studies. Contest winners will be announced by the end of March 2017 and all entrants will be contacted about the results.


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