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All matriculated Le Moyne College students may enter the Newhouse Writing Awards Contest. This year the Newhouse endowment allows for the largest cash prizes ever – a total of $2,800 – with seven prizes of $400 each will be awarded for the best student work in poetry, fiction, critical essay, creative nonfiction essay, and a play or film/tv script. The deadline to submit work is Friday, April 16. Full details on how to submit can be found below.

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* Sponsored by Le Moyne's Creative Writing Program *

 

*$2800* in CASH PRIZES!

 

Any matriculated Le Moyne College student may enter the Newhouse Writing Contest.

Seven prizes of $400 each (the largest amount ever) will be awarded for the best student work:

one prize in each genre and two prizes in any genre.

 

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A POEM

(submit no more than 4 poems)

A WORK OF SHORT FICTION

(not to exceed 15 pages; for "flash fiction" of 1-3 pp. double-spaced, you may submit up to 4)

A CRITICAL ESSAY ON A LITERARY TOPIC OR FILM

(not to exceed 15 pages)

A CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAY OR JOURNALISTIC ARTICLE

(not to exceed 15 pages; for "flash essays" of 1-3 pp. double-spaced, you may submit up to 4)

A PLAY OR FILM/TV SCRIPT

(any length)

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DEADLINE:  Friday, April 16, 2021, before midnight

 

Submission instructions:

 

  • A student who has won a Newhouse award in the previous year may not submit in that same genre this year (but may submit in other genres).
  • Collaborative authorship is allowed if all collaborators are matriculated Le Moyne students. The award would be evenly split among the authors.
  • Send an email to lloyd@lemoyne.edu with your last name, the category (Poetry, Fiction, Critical Essay, Creative Nonfiction, or Play/Script), and the file name in the subject line. Attach your submission as a docx or pdf file. Do not embed the submission in your email! Your submission will not be acknowledged.
  • Students may submit work in a maximum of two categories, but send a separate email for each category.
  • In the body of your email, provide: your name (or in the case of collaboration, names) with your student ID#, address and telephone, title(s) of work submitted, and name of contest category.
  • The docx or pdf file containing your manuscript submission must not include your name: instead provide your student ID number. (Entries will be judged anonymously). Do, however, include the title(s) of your work. If you submit more than 1 poem (up to a maximum of 4), put all poems in a single docx or pdf file. The same goes for submitting more than 1 work of flash fiction or flash creative nonfiction (up to 4 in a single file).
  • Prose should be double-spaced; poetry should be single spaced. 
  • Manuscript pages should be numbered consecutively; the contest category should appear on each page.
  • Submitted manuscripts will not be returned. Judges will not enter into correspondence about submissions.
  • Judges may decide not to award a prize in any genre.
  • If instructions are not followed correctly, we may not be able to consider your work.
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