The 2012 Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award competition is open
Published: October 27, 2011
This contest is now closed. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award is a writing contest for high school
students in grades 11 and 12 in the U.S. and Canada. The award is made
in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime
editor and publisher of The Writer magazine. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors. |
Submit a previously unpublished 600- to 800-word personal essay in English on the following topic: "Select a work of fiction, poem or play that has influenced you. Discuss the work and explain how it affected you." No song lyrics.
You must be a student in grade 11 or 12 attending a U.S. or Canadian high school at the time you submit the essay. The winner will be asked to provide proof of enrollment in grade 11 or 12 in a U.S. or Canadian high school. Employees of The Writer, Kalmbach Publishing Co. and Gotham Writers' Workshop and their families are not eligible to participate.
• Publication in The Writer magazine and on WriterMag.com
• A one-year subscription to The Writer
• A copy of the Gotham Writers' Workshop anthology Fiction Gallery
The Writer editors
March 15, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
We accept online submissions only. For more information and to enter the contest, please see writingclasses.com/burack. Submissions must be made using the Gotham Writers' Workshop online submissions manager.
Our contest partner
We're proud to be working with Gotham Writers' Workshop to bring you the Burack competition. Reaching more than 6,000 students a year, Gotham is
the largest and most comprehensive private creative-writing school in
New York City and online. Gotham offers in-person and online classes
and workshops for fiction, memoir, screenwriting, writing for children,
romance, poetry, mystery, playwriting, songwriting, stand-up comedy,
travel, TV, business, science fiction, plus much more. Check out this great resource for writers!
To see an article about writing personal essays and examples of winning essays from previous Burack competitions, click here.
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