Writing Contest Submission Guidelines - Spring 2022

All entrants must complete a contest submission form and must be enrolled as students of Emory University or Oxford College.

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

Entrants' names must not appear on the submitted work. Submissions cannot be returned. All entries must be submitted as ONE document in Word format (form and submissions) to Administrative Assistant Gerri Moreland at gmorela@emory.edu no later than 12 noon, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Contest entries not in the correct format will be rejected.

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

Guidelines for Poetry Contests

  • Artistine Mann Award in Poetry (undergraduate students)
  • Academy of American Poets Prize (undergraduate and graduate 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. Graduate students are eligible only for the Academy of American Poets Prize. Submissions by undergraduates automatically will be entered in both contests. Entries must be typed and may be single-spaced.

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 cannot be longer than 25 pages, typed and double-spaced. All pages must be numbered.

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

Guidelines for Artistine Mann Award in Creative Nonfiction

Only one nonfiction piece may be submitted. The nonfiction piece cannot be longer than 25 pages, typed and double-spaced. All pages must be numbered.

Your name cannot appear anywhere on the nonfiction story, 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 and in proper playscript format. All pages must be numbered. Plays may be original material or adaptations. A one-paragraph synopsis of the play must be included on the first page.

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

Guidelines for Agnes Nixon and Kiki McCabe Prize for Screenwriting

Only one screenplay may be submitted. 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. A one-paragraph synopsis of the screenplay must be included on the first page.

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

More information about the Agnes Nixon and Kiki McCabe Prize for Screenwriting HERE.