poetry/fiction/nonfiction contest: Salem College Center for Women Writers
- 2008 National Literary Awards in Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction
The Salem College Center for Women Writers is pleased to announce its fifth
annual National Literary Awards with increased monetary prizes: the Reynolds
Price Short Fiction Award for a short story up to 5,000 words; the Rita Dove
Poetry Award for a poem of any style up to 100 lines (up to 2 poems per
submission); and the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award for a work of creative
nonfiction, including personal essay and memoir, up to 5,000 words. The 2008
judges are: Trudier Harris in creative nonfiction, David Jauss in fiction and
Naomi Shihab Nye in poetry.
The winner in each genre will receive a prize of $1,200. An honorarium of
$150 will be given to two honorable mentions named in each genre. Competitions
are open to both women and men who live in the United States and write in
English except current Salem College employees and students. All submissions must be
unpublished. The postmark deadline is February 1, 2008. Winners will be
announced by May 1, 2008.
The author’s name and address must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
Entrants must satisfy all of the following requirements when entering the
competition: send three clean typed copies of the manuscript (double space all prose
entries); a SASE for notification of winners; a cover sheet, including name,
address, telephone, e-mail, genre (fiction, nonfiction or poetry), word count
(for prose) and the title of the work (s); and a check for the $15 reading fee,
per submission, made out to the Salem College CWW National Literary Awards.
Please send submission (s) to Center for Women Writers, Salem College, PO Box
10548, Winston-Salem, NC 27108-0548.
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