The 7th Annual Writing Contest for Study Abroad is now open

15 October 2010


Please note that these are the complete guidelines. Queries are not necessary.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011.

Eligibility, Contestants: The contest is open to anyone writing in English who has not yet published a book of 45 pages or more in the genre of application, except faculty and administrators employed by the University of New Orleans.

Eligibility, Work: Work submitted must be unpublished and eligible for publication in the sponsoring journal.

Entry Fee: An entry fee of $25 must be paid for each submission. Fees can only be paid online using the link below. No checks or cash can be accepted.

Submission Format: The submission process is entirely electronic. No paper manuscripts can be accepted.

Multiple Submissions: Applicants may submit multiple applications in one or more genres, however each application must be complete with entry fee. Payment for multiple submissions may be made in aggregate (see below), but each submission must be uploaded separately.

Submission Limits and Format: Prose submissions should not exceed 4500 words (about 15 pages double spaced). Prose submissions may be excerpts from longer works or a complete story or stories, so long as the length limit is adhered to. Poetry submissions should not exceed 5 pages and may include a maximum of 3 poems. The submitted work must be unpublished at the time of submission, though it may be under consideration. The author’s name must not appear anywhere in the work, including in headers or footers.

Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments by email query only. Each applicant will be emailed a list of winners when the contest has been decided, around the end of March.

Submission Procedure: To begin the process, click “Register” in the menu at the left. Once you are registered and logged in, you will see detailed submission instructions below. (Note: even if you entered the contest last year, you must register and select a new username this year.)

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