Prizes: 1st - $100 2nd - $75 3rd - $50
(plus a few Honorable Mentions)
· Contest is open only to currently enrolled undergraduate students who attend the festival on Friday April 1, 2016 (no graduate level).
· To be eligible, undergraduates MUST be in attendance at the Festival, Friday April 1 (no fooling J please do not submit if you cannot attend the festival).
· Submissions must be confirmed by a sponsoring faculty member.
· Submissions are limited to one of three categories: 1) one piece of short fiction (up to 7500 words), or one piece of creative nonfiction (up to 7500 words), or up to three poems (150 lines total).
· Prizes will not be designated by genre, but will be awarded for best submissions.
· All entries must be the original work of the student.
· All entries must be neatly typed; please double-space prose entries.
· Entries will not be returned, so keep your originals.
· No identifying marks should be on the manuscript itself, except for the title.
· Provide cover page with contact information: 1) Student’s Name; 2) Faculty Member’s Name 3) Institution 4) Classification 5) Phone number, Email address.
· Submit work by email to Dr. Ken Hada at firstname.lastname@example.org (and please copy submission to email@example.com). In the subject line of your email submission, type “Scissortail Undergraduate Contest.”
Judge: Dr. Paul Bowers, from Northern Oklahoma College will serve
as the final judge for the contest. Professor Bowers is a nationally-recognized
author with publications in Southwestern
Mid-American Review, and Indiana Review, among others, and
critical essays on James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, and the contemporary
Irish poet, John Montague. Honors for his fiction include a Pushcart Prize
nomination and the Herman M. Swafford Award for Fiction. His collection of
short stories, Like Men, Made Various, was published by Lost Horse Press
in March 2006. His most recent publications include poetry in ’Ain’t Nobody
That Can Sing Like Me’, an anthology featuring Oklahoma writers, as well as
in the literary journals Sugar Mule, The Adirondack Review, and Poetry
Quarterly, among others.
DEADLINE: Email entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2016. There will be no exceptions. Awards will be presented Friday April 1 as part of the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival held at East Central University (March 31 – April 2, 2016). Please visit (and subscribe via email) www.ecuscissortail.blogspot.com to receive festival updates. Contact: Ken Hada, firstname.lastname@example.org (580) 559-5557.