Saturday, July 15, 2017

Writing Competition: Louisville Literary Arts Fourth Annual Writer's Block Award in Creative NonFiction

Louisville Literary Arts is pleased to announce submissions are now being accepted for the the Fourth Annual Writer's Block Award in Creative Non-Fiction. The contest will be judged by novelist and writer Roy Hoffman, author of the two nonfiction books: Back Home, with a focus on the diverse cultures of the Gulf Coast, and Alabama Afternoons: Profiles and Conversations, will judge

Submissions will be accepted through August 15, 2017 at this link.

One first place winner will receive $500, an opportunity to read at the 2017 Writer’s Block Festival in Louisville, KY on October 21, and publication in The Louisville Review, the literary magazine of Spalding University’s nationally distinguished low residency MFA in Writing program. 

Please submit an original piece of creative nonfiction, such as personal or lyric essay, personal narrative, memoir, or any other form that involves a creative treatment of a nonfiction subject.

Entries must be 4,000 words or less.

Your name and contact information must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript.

Filling out Submittable's “cover letter” field is unnecessary.

Friends, family, and students (within the past three years) of the judge, Roy Hoffman, should not submit to this contest.

Submitting multiple works is fine with a separate entry and fee for each.

Entries must be previously unpublished to be considered.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted; please withdraw your work through Submittable if it is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Entry Fee: $12.00

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