Adult Writing Contest

Salem College International Literary Awards:

Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award for a single short story up to 5000 word

Rita Dove Poetry Award for a poem up to 100 lines (up to two poems per submission, any style)

Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award for a single piece of creative nonfiction, including personal essay and memoir, up to 5000 words

The winner in each genre will receive $1200. The two honorable mentions in each genre will receive $150.

Competition Rules and Requirements:

– Competitions are open to both women and men who write in English except Salem Academy and College employees and students.

– All submissions must be unpublished. Postmark dedline: February 1, 2010. Winners will be announced by May 15, 2010.

– The author’s name and address must not appear on the manuscript.

– For each entry, you must include all of the following: Three clean typed copies of your manuscript (double space all prose entries); one cover sheet per entry with your name, address, telephone number, email, the genre you are submitting (fiction, nonfiction or poetry), word count (for nonfiction and fiction) / line count (for poetry), and the title of the work(s); a check / money order for the $15 (in US dollars) reading fee per submission, made out to the Salem College International Literary Awards; and a SASE for notification of winners.

For further information, visit ; email; or contact Amy Knox Brown, Director of the Salem College Center for Women Writers, 601 S. Church Street, Winstron-Salem, NC 27101.


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