Thursday, November 04, 2010

AWP Intro Journals Project - Competition

The AWP Intro Journals Project is a literary competition for the discovery & publication of the best new works by students currently enrolled in the programs of AWP (our MFA program is an AWP member).  Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Winners will receive publication in a participating journal and a $100 cash honorarium.
Contact Holly Azevedo at to submit your work. Each member program is free to devise its own method for nominating student works. Only students currently enrolled in AWP member programs may enter the competition.

Judges for the 2010 contest were:
  • Poetry - Lynn Powell
  • Fiction - Crystal Wilkinson
  • Creative Nonfiction - Sonya Huber
Guidelines for the 2011 Intro Journals Project

Please follow the guidelines below for submitting nominations:
Nominations must be postmarked from the MFA office no later than Dec. 3, 2010, so submit your work to me no later than Friday, November 19th. 

Nominations must be accompanied by a cover letter from the program director, which verifies that the enclosed nominations are by students currently enrolled in the university's creative writing program. In the letter, the program must provide a permanent address for each nominated student.

Translations are acceptable, but it is the translator's responsibility to secure publication rights.

Nominated works must be unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere for the duration of the contest.

Each program may nominate no more than one work of nonfiction, one work of short fiction, and three poems (poems do not have to be all by the same author). Excerpts from novels are acceptable but must not exceed 25 pages.

Each nomination should have two title pages as follows: the first should include the title, author's name, permanent address, phone number, and name and address of the member writing program; the second should include the title only.

The author's name should not appear on the manuscript except on the first title page.

Prose must be double-spaced and typed or printed on a letter-quality printer. Dot matrix is not acceptable. Poetry only may be single-spaced.

Winners will be contacted in the spring of 2011. Each will receive an award letter, publication in a participating journal, and a $100 cash honorarium. Winning works will appear in the fall or winter issues of Hayden's Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, Colorado Review, Puerto del Sol, Controlled Burn, Quarterly West, Tampa Review, and Artful Dodge.

Click on the title of this blog entry for more info at the AWP Intro Journals webpage. 

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