Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fiction Competition: H.E. Francis Contest

H.E. Francis Contest

2009 Competition Guidelines

Sponsored by: The Ruth Hindman Foundation and the UAH English Department.
Judged by: A panel of nationally recognized, award-winning authors, directors of creative writing programs, and editors of literary journals.

Award: $1000 prize
Manuscripts must be unpublished and may not exceed 5000 words in length. Multiple submissions are acceptable so long as we are notified immediately in the event that a manuscript is selected by another competition or publication.

Deadline: December 31, 2009 (postmark)

Tax-deductible Entry Fee: Check or money order for $15.00 for each submission, made out to the Ruth Hindman Foundation, a philanthropic institution which awards scholarships nationwide to undergraduate and graduate students.

Format: All manuscripts must be free of any means of author identification. A cover sheet must accompany each submission. This cover sheet must indicate the title of the story, the author's name and address, and the approximate word count.

Mail submissions to:
Department of English, Morton Hall 222
H.E. Francis Contest
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899

A submission is complete when it includes all of the following:

Entry fee
Cover sheet
Three copies of the manuscript
If desired, SASE for announcement of winner

Announcement of Winner: March 2010


Cat_d_Fifth said...

Just wondering about eligibility requirements for this competition. Is this open internationally?

Jeanne Lyet Gassman said...

Unless the guidelines specify otherwise, I would assume that the competition is open to those outside the U.S. You will still probably have to pay the entry fees in U.S. dollars, though. You can also email the sponsors with your questions. Hope that helps.

Cat_d_Fifth said...

Thanks, Jeanne.