The Atlantic Monthly invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and personal or journalistic essays for its 2008 Student Writing Contest.
First $1,000 | Second: $500 | Third: $250
and one-year subscriptions to The Atlantic Monthly for seven runners-up in each category.
ENTRANTS must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting U.S. institution. Submissions should be original, unpublished work (they may have appeared in student periodicals) demonstrating superior quality of expression and craftsmanship.
SUBMISSIONS should not exceed three poems or 7,500 words of prose. No entrant may send more than one submission per category, and entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2008.
MANUSCRIPTS should be typewritten (one side only, please) double-spaced, and accompanied by a cover sheet with the following information: title, category, word count, author's name, address, phone number, e-mail address (if available), and academic institution. Of this information, only the title should appear on the manuscript itself.
PLEASE PROVIDE a stamped, self-addressed postcard for acknowledgment of receipt. Information on the status of a manuscript will not be provided until winners are announced, in the May 2009 issue. Winners will receive notification in March 2009.
POSTMARK SUBMISSIONS BY DECEMBER 1, 2008, AND SEND TO:
Student Writing Contest
The Atlantic Monthly
600 New Hampshire Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Submissions will not be accepted via e-mail or fax. For more information, visit the contest website.