student fiction contest (no fee): Charles Johnson Student Fiction Award
- GUIDELINES FOR THE 2011 CHARLES JOHNSON STUDENT FICTION AWARD
The Charles Johnson Student Fiction Award from Southern Illinois
University Carbondale is an annual award competition intended to
encourage increased artistic and intellectual growth among students, as
well as reward excellence and diversity in creative writing. Each year,
$1000 and a signed copy of a Charles Johnson book will be awarded to
the winner. The winning entry will also be published in the
Winter/Spring issue of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW. The award is co-sponsored
by Charles Johnson, CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, and the SIUC Department of
English and College of Liberal Arts.
The award competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate
students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently
enrolled full- or part-time in a U.S. college or university. There is
no entry fee. Entrants may only submit one story. All entries will be
screened by published and accomplished writers and editors. The award
winner will be selected by Charles Johnson. Finalists must meet all
contest guidelines and be able to verify their status as students.
(Evidence of current enrollment: a xeroxed copy of a grade transcript,
a class schedule or receipt of payment of tuition showing your full- or
part-time status for the Spring 2011 semester. The name of the
institution and its address must be clear. Please indicate the name of
the department of your major field of study.)
Submit one unpublished short story, no longer than 20 pages in length.
All entries must be typed double-spaced. Please type or print full
name, complete address, phone number, e-mail address, and name of
college or university attending on a cover page for the manuscript.
Cover letters are not required. Submissions must be postmarked in
February 2011. Entries will not be returned, and we are unable to
provide feedback on the entries. Simultaneous submissions are
acceptable, but the contest director must be informed immediately if a
story is accepted for publication elsewhere.
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of contest
results. If you would like confirmation that the manuscript has been
received, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard as well.
The winner will be announced in September 2011 on the Southern Illinois
University Carbondale website <http://johnson.siuc.edu/winners.html>.
Mail entries (with a self-addressed stamped envelope) to:
Charles Johnson Student Fiction Award
English Department– Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
You may e-mail questions or comments to <aljoseph(at)siu.edu>.
Electronic submissions and faxes are not accepted.