We’re so excited to announce our writing contest for this semester, where we're trying to bring some levity to an otherwise often-gloomy pandemic year... This semester’s contest is called “The Pun Also Rises,” and it’s all about humor! Whether a fictional comedic short story, the tale of a hilarious real life event, a piece of satirical verse, or anything else, we want to read your humorous work!  

Submissions of any form or genre are welcome and will be read anonymously; send up to three pieces to studorg-english-society@uiowa.edu by 11:59pm on May 1st at the latest. You can also email with any questions you have, or reach out on social media. Submit, submit, submit—we can’t wait to get a giggle from all your funny writing!