Tuesday, October 23, 2007

3 Contests for MFA Students

1) The Creative Nonfiction MFA Program-Off: DEADLINE COMING SOON!

One MFA student's work will appear in next year's Best Creative Nonfiction edited by Lee Gutkind. Winning piece will be chosen by Gutkind. Guidelines:
  • 3,000 words or less
  • No excerpts
  • Work must be previously unpublished
  • Student must be enrolled currently in an MFA program
  • One submission per person
  • Deadline: Nov. 1

Send submission and cover letter including name, university, and contat info to WW Norton, ATTN: Vanessa Hope Schneider, Creative Nonfiction MFA Program-Off, 500 Fifth Ave., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10110.

2) The Atlantic Student Writing Contest (Poetry, Fiction, Personal or Journalistic Essays)

First prize, $1,000; Second Prize, $500; Third, $250; Runners up in each category--one year subscription. Guidelines:

  • Must be currently enrolled grad or undergrad student
  • Work must be previously unpublished
  • No more than 3 poems or 7,500 words of prose
  • One submission per person per category
  • Deadline: December 1 postmark
  • Manuscripts must be double spaced
  • Cover letter must include title(s), category, word count, author's name, address, phone number, email address, and academic institution
  • ONLY THE TITLE should appear on the manuscript pages (no names, etc.)
  • Winners notified March 2008

Send entries to Student Writing Contest, The Atlantic Monthly, 600 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

3) Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Winner will be published with Penguin with $25,000 award. Deadline: November 5

Guidelines at http://www.amazon.com/abna

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