Contest: Tall Rock Retreat (Deadline May 15)

Tall Rock Retreat's Writing Contest is now underway. We are accepting entries through May 15, 2008.

It is actually two writing contests, one in the fiction category, and one in creative nonfiction. First Prize in each category is a two-week stay at the Retreat--an artists' hideaway tucked in the hills of Central Vermont--including meals. Second Prize in each category is a one-week stay.

Maximum length per submitted manuscript is 7500 words. A $20 entry fee is required. If you would like to enter in both categories, or submit more than one manuscript in one category, an additional fee of $10 per manuscript is required.

Previously published pieces are acceptible.

In order to ensure that the judging is "blind," the entrant's name should appear nowhere on the ms., cover letter, or on the envelope. Please provide only an email address. If I know you, or if you are affiliated with the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, make sure that this email address does not contain your name in recognizable form (you may need to use a friend's or family member's address). Receipt of your entry will be immediately acknowledged. If you are one of the four winners, you will be notified by the end of May 2008.

If you are not one of the winners but would like to attend Tall Rock Retreat during our 2008 Season, your entry fee will go toward the cost of your stay.

Please mail manuscripts, along with $20 entry fee for the first, and $10 for each additional, manuscript, to:

Writing Contest
Tall Rock Retreat
1219 Apple Hill Road
East Calais, VT 05650

Contest Judge: Christopher Noel, who has published fiction with Knopf and a memoir with Random House. Also, he has taught in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College for eighteen years.

Please direct any questions to chrisattallrock@aol.com

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