Contest: Salem College Center (Deadline Feb. 1)

The Salem College Center for Women Writers is pleased to announce its fifth annual National Literary Awards for short fiction (5000 words maximum), creative nonfiction (5000 words maximum) and poetry (100 lines maximum; up to 2 poems per submission, any style.)The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2008. Winners will be announced by May 1, 2008.

Monetary awards have been increased this year. The winner in each genre receives $1200. The two honorable mentions in each genre receive $150. Applicants must live in the United States and write in English. Salem Academy and College students, faculty and employees are not eligible.

This year’s judges are: Naomi Shihab Nye, for the Rita Dove Poetry Award; Trudier Harris, for the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award; and David Jauss for the Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award.

Contact: cww@salem.edu

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