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The James E. Walker Library and the Margaret H. Ordoubadian University Writing Center are hosting a university-wide creative writing contest. We invite all students to submit their own writing for a chance to win a prize and read their work!

Eureka! has long been proclaimed when making a new and thrilling discovery. Whether it is a scientific solution to a problem, a beautiful and unknown clearing with a view, or an internal truth that has come to light, Eureka! represents that moment of enlightenment, when the veil of obscurity or occlusion falls away and we are ultimately transformed. We invite creative fiction and non-fiction pieces centered on that moment of discovery.

Submissions

We are accepting works in three broad categories:

  • Poetry
  • Short Fiction
  • Short Creative Non-Fiction

All submissions must be no more than 7,000 characters, including spaces, (1,200 words or 2.5 single-spaced pages) and are due by 24 March 2020.

Prizes

One winner from each category will receive a $100 prize.

The winner and honorable mention from each category will be selected to give a reading of their work in the Walker Library.

E-Mail

Please e-mail your submissions and any questions to both Dr. Jason Martin, Interim Dean of the Walker Library (jason.martin@mtsu.edu) and Dr. Erica Cirillo-McCarthy, Director of the Margaret H. Ordoubadian University Writing Center (erica.cirillo-mccarthy@mtsu.edu).

All submissions are due by 24 March 2020.