The Great Plains Writers’ Conference, in cooperation with South Dakota State University’s American Indian Studies Program and American Indian Education and Cultural Center, announces the inaugural competition for a new annual award to encourage tribal writers in the early phases of their writing lives and to honor those of extraordinary merit and promise.
The winner, judged by AIS and AIECC, will receive an award of $500 and be invited to read at the Great Plains Writers’ Conference at SDSU March 24-26, 2013. This year’s conference focuses on examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.
WHO CAN SUBMIT: Tribal writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota who have published no more than three creative works in distributed periodicals.
WORK ACCEPTED: Fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, or the screenplay (20 double-spaced pages maximum) or poetry (15 pages maximum).
LOGISTICS: Send materials by January 15, 2013 to Emerging Tribal Writers Award, English Department, South Dakota State University Box 504, Brookings, SD 57007. There is no application fee.
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