Thursday, August 12, 2010

Creative Nonfiction's MFA Program-Off

I recently stumbled across a contest that current students (especially Creative Nonfiction students) may be interested in:

CONTEST: Creative Nonfiction's MFA Program-Off
postmark deadline November 5, 2010

Win publication and bragging rights for your program!

Creative Nonfiction is looking for new work by MFA students for publication in an upcoming issue. The winner and four finalists will be invited to read during the 2011 AWP Conference in Washington, DC (February 2-5, 2011).

Submission Guidelines:

  • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, 3,000 words or fewer, and unpublished
  • This is a blind read; author's name should appear on cover letter only; title must appear on every page
  • No exerpts will be accepted--submission must be a single and complete piece
  • Essays must be written by a student who is currently enrolled in an MFA program (in any genre)
  • We will consider only one submission per person

Please send submissions, along with a cover letter that includes your name, university, total word count, and complete contact information (including email and phone number) to:

Creative Nonfiction
Attn: AWP Program-Off
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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