2010 Summer Literary Seminars; Unified Literary Contest – Essay and Poetry call for Entries

Summer Literary Seminars is announcing its annual unified (Montreal, Lithuania and Kenya) literary contest, held this year in affiliation with Fence Magazine. The Judges this year will be, Mary Gaitskill judging the fiction, and Mary Jo Bang judging the poetry.

Contest winners in the categories of fiction and poetry will have their work published in Fence, as well as the participating literary journals in Canada, Lithuania and Kenya. Additionally, they will have the choice of attending (airfare, tuition, and housing included) any one of the SLS-2010 programs – in Montreal, Quebec (June 13 – 27); Vilnius, Lithuania (August 1 – 14); or Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya (December).

Second-place winners will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice, and third-place winners will receive a 50% tuition discount.
A number of select contest participants, based on the overall strength of their work, will be offered tuition scholarships, as well, applicable to the SLS-2010 programs.

Contest Deadline: February 28, 2010.
Poetry Judge: Mary Jo Bang is professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at Washington University.
Fiction Judge: Mary Gaitskill is an author of essays, short stories and novels

The complete guidelines for the 2010 contest are as follows:

One short story or novel excerpt, maximum 25 pages per entry.
No more than three poems per entry.
Only previously unpublished work can be submitted.

Entries can be submitted electronically, to: SLS Fiction Poetry Contest: sls.contest@gmail.com

A $15 US reading fee must accompany each entry. Multiple entries are permissible, as long as they are accompanied by separate reading fees.

Fees can paid paid online, via Paypal, or by cheque.
Log on to the SLS website for more details

(I have gotten intouch with the SLS team on payment modes as Paypal is not practicle in Kenya,will post solutions if found)

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