Submission Guidelines-Spring 2020

All entrants must complete a contest entry form and must be enrolled as students of Emory University. Students may print a copy of this form or pick up a copy at the Creative Writing Program office, N209 Callaway Center.

If you are entering more than one contest, you must fill out a separate entry form for each submission.

No double-sided submissions.

Two SINGLE-SIDED copies of each submission are required. (If your submission is double-sided, it will be rejected.) (Only one copy of the submission form for each contest is required.)

Entrants' names must not appear on the submitted work. Submissions cannot be returned. All entries must be submitted to the Creative Writing Program Office no later than 12 noon, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Former prize winners are eligible to enter but must submit works new to the competition.

Guidelines for Poetry Contests

  • Artistine Mann Prize for Poetry (Undergraduate Students)
  • Academy of America Poets Prize (Graduate and Undergraduate students)

No more than three poems, or one long poem, may be submitted; total length of submission may not exceed six typed pages. Each poem must be on a separate page. Do not staple (you may use a paper clip). Graduate students are eligible only for the Academy of American Poets contest. Submissions by undergraduates automatically will be entered in both contests. Entries must be typed and may be single-spaced. No double-sided submissions. Two copies of each poem must be submitted.

Your name cannot appear anywhere on the pages with your poems, only on the submission form.

Guidelines for Artistine Mann Award in Fiction

Only one story may be submitted. The story can not be longer than 25 pages, typed and double-spaced. All pages must be numbered.

Two copies of your story must be submitted. No double-sided submissions. Double-sided submissions will be rejected.

Staple each copy of the story separately and then clip both to your submission form. (Clips are available in the Creative Writing Program office if you need one.)

Your name cannot appear anywhere on the story copies, only on the submission form.

Guidelines for Artistine Mann Award in Playwriting

Only one play may be submitted. No page limit. The play must be typed. All pages must be numbered. Plays may be original material or adaptations. The first page must be a synopis of the play (one paragraph is sufficient). Staple each copy of the play separately and then clip both to your submission form. (Clips are available in the Creative Writing Program office if you don't have one.)

Two copies of your play must be submitted. No double-sided submissions. Double-sided submissions will be rejected.

Your name cannot appear anywhere on the playscript, only on the submission form.

Guidelines for Artistine Mann Award in Creative Non-fiction

Only one nonfiction piece may be submitted. The nonfiction piece can not be longer than 25 pages, typed and double-spaced. All pages must be numbered. Staple each copy of the essay separately and then clip both to your submission form. (Clips are available in the Creative Writing Program office if you don't have one.)

Two copies of your nonfiction story must be submitted. No double-sided submissions. Double-sided submissions will be rejected.

Your name cannot appear anywhere on the nonfiction story, only on the submission form.

Guidelines for Agnes Nixon and Kiki McCabe Prize for Screenwriting

Only one screenplay may be submitted, in electronic format (PDF or Word) to Paula Vitaris at pvitari@emory.edu. **A one-paragraph synopsis of the screenplay must be included on the first page.** The entry form must be submitted in hardcopy to the Creative Writing Program (N209 Callaway). No page limit. The screenplay must be typed and in proper screenplay format. All pages must be numbered. Screenplays may be original material or adaptations.

Your name cannot appear anywhere on the script itself. MORE INFORMATION HERE.