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poetry/fiction/nonfiction contest: So to Speak

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  • aejos
    Each year So to Speak offers fiction, nonfiction, poetry and now an art contest.[past winners]. Past judges have included Claudia Emerson, Jennifer Lauck,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 4, 2008
      Each year So to Speak offers fiction, nonfiction, poetry and now an art contest.[past
      winners]. Past judges have included Claudia Emerson, Jennifer Lauck, Marie Howe, Sharon
      Mehdi, and Lucy Corin.
      http://www.gmu.edu/org/sts/contests.htm

      Winners in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are awarded $500, 2 complimentary issues, and
      publication in the journal. The three finalists are also featured in the journal. All contest
      entrants receive a free issue!

      Winter/Spring 2009 POETRY CONTEST

      Submit two copies of your manuscript: one with your name and contact information and
      one without. Manuscripts should include up to 5 poems, not to exceed 10 pages total.
      Include a cover letter and a SASE for response. The reading fee is $15. Please make checks
      or money orders payable to George Mason University. Contest entries are not returned.

      Deadline: October 15, 2008.

      Judge:TBA

      Winter/Spring 2009 NONFICTION CONTEST

      We publish creative essays including memoirs, vignettes, and profile pieces. Submit two
      copies of your manuscript: one with your name and contact information and one without.
      Manuscripts should not exceed 4,000 words; they should be typed and double-spaced
      with numbered pages. Include a cover letter and a SASE for response. The reading fee is
      $15. Please make checks or money orders payable to George Mason University. Contest
      entries are not returned.

      Deadline: October 15, 2008.

      Judge:TBA



      Summer/Fall 2009 SHORT FICTION CONTEST

      Submit two copies of your manuscript: one with your name and contact information and
      one without. Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words; they should be typed and
      double-spaced with numbered pages. Include a cover letter and a SASE for response. The
      reading fee is $15. Please make checks or money orders payable to George Mason
      University. Contest entries are not returned.

      Deadline: March 15, 2009.

      Judge: TBA


      [Contest Submission Guidelines]
      To be considered for our annual contests, entrants should send the following:

      Two copies of the manuscript, one with entrant name and contact information and one
      without.
      $15 entry fee via check or money order made out to George Mason University. PLEASE DO
      NOT SEND CASH. The entry fees are what make this contest possible.
      SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope).
      A cover letter stating the following:
      Your complete contact information. Note that we prefer home contact infromation, and
      please include an e-mail address if possible.
      That your work is a contest entry.
      A bio, not longer than 75 words, that describes your background as a writer or artist,
      including awards or other publications.
      How you heard about So to Speak (for example, if through a directory, which one?).
      {Mail Contest Submissions to}


      So to Speak
      (Fiction or Nonfiction Contest)
      George Mason University, MSN 2C5
      4400 University Drive
      Fairfax, VA 22030

      Please make checks payable to George Mason University.

      *Note* We will not consider any submission that does not adhere to the guidelines and will
      immediately recycle the submission.
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