Great Plains Writers' Conference

Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize
Deadline: 
December 1, 2014
E-mail address: 
steven.wingate@sdstate.edu

A prize of $1,000 is given annually to an emerging poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer living in the Great Plains region who has not yet published a book. The winner also receives travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at the Great Plains Writers' Conference at South Dakota State University in Brookings in March 2015. Submit up to 15 pages of poetry or hybrid-genre work, or 20 pages of fiction or nonfiction with a $15 entry fee by December 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Great Plains Writers' Conference, Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize, English Department, South Dakota State University, Pugsley Center 301, Box 2218, Brookings, SD 57007. Steven Wingate, Coordinator.

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