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[CFP] PEN-Amazon.com Short Story Award Call for Entries

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  • Eleanor Farrell
    Thought this might be of interest to list members -- it was just posted on the Calls for Papers mailing list [yes, there are mailing lists for
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 10, 2000
      Thought this might be of interest to list members -- it was just posted on
      the "Calls for Papers" mailing list [yes, there are mailing lists for


      >From: "Kari Sable Burns" <karinet@...>
      >Amazon.com and PEN American Center are proud to announce the inaugural
      >PEN/Amazon.com Short Story Award, a prize for first-time and unpublished
      >writers. As chosen by David Guterson, Sherman Alexie, and Jamaica Kincaid,
      >the award-winning story will reach millions of readers--and earn its author
      >a $10,000 grant. Submissions will be accepted February 8 through March 24,
      >2000. There are no subject-matter restrictions or entry fees.
      >Amazon.com and PEN will select one first-prize winner and several runners
      >up. The first-prize winner will receive:
      >A $10,000 grant to help fund future writing
      >Publication in the Boston Book Review, a premier independent literary arts
      >Publication on the Amazon.com Web site, where millions of book lovers can
      >read the award-winning work
      >Special recognition on May 15, 2000, at the annual PEN Literary Awards
      >Ceremony in New York
      >The most distinguished runners-up will also appear on the Amazon.com Web
      >The judges will select the most engaging, original, and promising story of
      >all from a shortlist compiled by Amazon.com editors. The panel of PEN judges
      >will consist of the following writers:
      >David Guterson, author of the award-winning Snow Falling on Cedars and East
      >of the Mountains
      >Jamaica Kincaid, author of Annie John and Autobiography of My Mother
      >Sherman Alexie, poet, novelist, and screenwriter; author of The Lone Ranger
      >and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
      >Learn more about the judges and their work.
      >The award is open to any writer whose fiction has not appeared in a book or
      >nationally distributed publication with a circulation over 5,000. Writers
      >must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or
      >Canada. Employees and representatives of Amazon.com and PEN, and their
      >immediate family members, are not eligible to participate. There are no
      >entry fees or subject-matter restrictions. Can't get enough fine print? Read
      >our official award rules.
      >How to Submit Your Story
      >Stories should be typed and double-spaced
      >Each page of a submission should include all information necessary to
      >contact the writer, including name, address, contact telephone number, and,
      >if applicable, e-mail address
      >Minimum submission length is 1,000 words; maximum length is 8,000 words
      >Only one story per person, please!
      >Send physical manuscripts to:
      >The PEN/Amazon.com Short Story Award
      >P.O. Box 80727
      >Seattle, WA 98108
      >If you would like to submit your story electronically, e-mail an attachment
      >to shortstory@....
      >Please do not send a cover letter or return postage; manuscripts will not be
      >Stories must be received on or before March 24, 2000
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