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For the Fall, under the guidance of State and County officials, and placing health and safety first, NCC will provide the majority of courses that can be instructed remotely or online in this format. Courses that have critical components and require face-to-face instruction, including classes with lab components that cannot easily be replicated remotely, will be instructed on-campus in a face-to-face format following appropriate health and safety guidelines and procedures to maintain the safety of the NCC community.

Learn more about the College's Fall plan

Writer Awards

2020 Writer Awards Winners

Hibah Shabkhez

for the poem “Cloud Dragons”

Meg Mahoney

for the creative nonfiction piece “A Man of Morocco”

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These pieces appear in our 2020 issue of The Nassau Review.

All submissions received during the submission period are considered for the Writer Awards. Every period will offer $250 for prose and $250 for poetry. *pending budget approval


Members of the Nassau Community College community are not eligible to win these awards.

Members of the NCC community include past and current staff, faculty, and administrators as well as current students. Alumni students are eligible. If you have questions about eligibility, email nassaureview@ncc.edu with the email subject line: Contest Eligibility Query

Previous Winners

2019

Poetry: Federico Federici for “The Waste Wall” & “November, 1961”
Prose: Paul Luikart for “Barclay Station”

2018

Poetry: Denise Sedman for poem "Channeling Bo Carter"
Prose: Toti O'Brien for the short story "Nicotine"

2017

Poetry: Brent Fisk for poem "Black Beauty"
Prose: Allison Sobczak for the short story "Set the World on Fire"

2016

Poetry: Saima Afreen for the poem “You Who Always Eluded Me”
Prose: Laura Bernstein-Machlay for the creative non-fiction piece “Cheaters”

2015

Poetry: Elizabeth Aoki for the poem “Automata Factory”
Prose: Liz Dolan for the short story “Love Him To Death”

2014

Poetry: L. N. Melnack, "The Inertia of a Body Depends Upon Its Energy Content," poem
Prose: Karen Weyant, "Compromising Chiroptophobia, or Why I'm Giving Up and Learning to Love the Bat," creative non-fiction

2013

Poetry: Jennifer Woodworth, “Crows Over Wheatfield,” poem
Prose: Wayne Sheer, “The Love Song of Langley Moran,” short story

2012

Poetry: JodiAnn Stevenson, “A Thousand Birds,” prose poem
Prose: Dan Berkowitz, “Sourpuss,” flash fiction

2011

(appear in the 2012 issue)
Poetry: Katie Manning, “Sleeping Beauty’s Mother,” narrative poem
Prose: Liz Dolan, “What's Like What, ” creative non-fiction

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