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UNO Writing Abroad Creative Writing Contest

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Deadline

Monday, January 4, 2016

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Entry Fees

$25 reading fee per entry (limit 3 entries)

Prizes

Four winners - one each in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and scriptwriting - will receive a $1,000 award toward attendance at the 2016 Writing Workshops in Cork, Ireland.

Description

Four winners – one each in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and scriptwriting – will receive a $1,000 award toward attendance at the 2016 Writing Workshops in Cork, Ireland. The contest is open to graduate, undergraduate and non-degree seeking students.*

Writers may submit:

Fiction: 5,000 words or less, double spaced, 12-point font

Creative nonfiction: 5,000 words or less, double spaced, 12-point font

Poetry: Up to 3 poems totaling 7 pages or less, double spaced, 12-point font

Scripts: 40 pages or less, in standard script format

Limit three submissions per writer. Each submission must be entered separately, with its own $25 fee.

No excerpts will be accepted. If submitting a piece from a larger work, it must stand alone. All submissions will be considered for publication in Bayou Magazine.

This contest is sponsored by the University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad and affiliated with the UNO Creative Writing Low-Residency Program.

UNO was ranked as one of the top 25 underrated creative writing MFAs in the country, and creative writing director M.O. Walsh was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “25 Stars on the Rise for 2015.” The low-residency MFA program can be completed in just over two years for approximately $25,000,* including tuition and fees for three summers abroad.

* Award is not transferable or redeemable as cash and must be used in 2016. $25,000 is based on current University of New Orleans tuition and fees.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Website

http://inst.uno.edu/writing/pages/unocontest.cfm

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