Friday, April 22, 2011

Short Prose Competition: Quiddity

Quiddity is pleased to announce the TERESA A. WHITE LITERARY AWARD, affectionately referred to as the “BUCK-A-WORD” CONTEST.

The award honors the late Teresa A. White, who worked as an editor at Southern Illinois University Press for thirty-five-plus years and vivified language as she did life.

First Prize: 500 USD and publication in Quiddity as well as public-radio broadcast (offered via NPR member and PRI affiliate, Illinois Public Radio hub-station WUIS); honorable mentions may also be offered publication and broadcast.

~Submit one work of prose totaling no more than 500 words (title included) as well as the $12 entry fee. Submit online using Submishmash or by mail (checks payable to Quiddity).

~Work should be previously unpublished; simultaneous submissions with immediate notification are okay, but the contest awards only for FNASR, so works accepted elsewhere will be withdrawn from consideration, and please note: the entry fee will not be returned.

~All entries must be typed and must include a cover letter with author's name and contact information (address, telephone, and email address) as well as the title and word count of the work submitted. The  author’s name or any identifying information should not appear on the manuscript itself.

~Judging is blind. Quiddity’s editorial board will judge.

~Entries that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered, and entry fees are not refundable.

~All entries that meet the guidelines will be considered for publication.

~Those who choose to mail their submission should include both an email address and, for reply, a self-addressed, business-size (#10), stamped envelope (SASE).

Deadline (online and postmark): October 31, 2011
Winners will be announced by December 15, 2011.

Submit online here or mail entries to:

2011 Teresa A. White Literary Award
1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702

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