Contest: Ecotone - Darwin (Deadline Oct. 15)

In Spring 2009, Ecotone: Reimagining Place will publish a special issue celebrating the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the sesquicentennial of the publication of The Origin of Species. We are now accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for the Ecotone Evolution Contest, which will creatively reflect the subject of evolution.

Our reading period is open and will remain open until October 15 One Grand Prize winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium,
a limited-edition chapbook of the winning manuscript, and publication in Ecotone's Spring 2009 evolution issue. Two runners-up will receive chapbooks of their manuscripts and publication in Ecotone. The contest entry fee is $15 per

We are looking for bold interpretations about a theory that has radically altered the experience of being human: What does it mean to share our DNA with other animals? What are the consequences of our diminishing biodiversity? Why have political lines hardened around an issue so rooted in science?

The Ecotone Evolution Contest will be judged by Jennifer Ackerman, author of Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream and Notes from the

Mail one unpublished prose piece or one to six unpublished poems per contest entry. After the contest has been judged, we will work with the authors individually to create their own chapbook. Final chapbook lengths will vary, depending on the genre of the winning manuscripts.

Please include your name, genre, contact information, and "Ecotone Evolution Contest" on all entries. All manuscripts and correspondence regarding submissions should be accompanied by a SASE for a response; no replies will be given by email. For further information, email evolution@ecotonejournal.com.

Please mail contest submissions, along with a check made out to the UNCW Creative Writing Department (memo: Ecotone Evolution Contest) to :

Ecotone Evolution Contest

Creative Writing Department

University of North Carolina Wilmington

601 South College Road

Wilmington, NC 28403-3297

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