WriterHouse and C-VILLE Weekly invite you to submit a short work of creative nonfiction to Charlottesville’s annual writing contest. The final judge will be author Jane Alison. We are beginning a new tradition of rotating genres, with 2014 the first year for Creative Nonfiction (Fiction to return in 2016). One first prize winner will be awarded $500 and a one-year WriterHouse membership in each of the following categories: General, Local Flavor, and Youth. The winning pieces will be published in a July edition of C-VILLE Weekly and winners will be invited to read at a celebratory event.
We define creative nonfiction as a true story with a narrative, told in a literary style. (For a more detailed definition, click here.)
Entrants must be Virginia residents or students enrolled in Virginia colleges and universities.
Submissions open 3/15/14, 12:00am-5/15/14, 11:59pm
1,500 Words maximum
Electronic submission only
Previously unpublished work only ("published" means print or online, including blogs)
12 point, Times New Roman, double spaced, paginated, Title in the header
The author's name cannot appear anywhere in the document
File formats accepted: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf
The categories for entry are: General, Local Flavor (Charlottesville area), or Youth (18 years and younger at time of submission)
1 entry per person total (choose only one category)
$10 Entry Fee
No erotica or self-help
Not open to C-VILLE Weekly staff or family of staff; not open to WriterHouse instructors, staff,Board, or family of Board
Submissions will open 3/15/14 at this link and close 5/15/14. If your questions are not answered above, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.