Enter your creative nonfiction essay through the Submittable online submission tool on our website. You can pay the $21 reading fee there, too.
If you must, snail mail may be sent to our post office box with a check for $21 (
Sport Literate editors will read and consider all entries for publication. We’ll then select up to five finalists to be sent anonymously to Mark Pearson, this year’s guest judge. The winner will be announced in September 2014.
Midnight, August 31, 2014
Mark Pearson’s first Sport Literate essay, “The Short History of an Ear,” was anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing 2011. A widely published writer of essays and fiction, he is the author of Famous Last Lines, a short story collection published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company. He teaches English and coaches wrestling in Pottstown, Pa., where he lives with his wife and two daughters.