Creative Writing Contests at Carleton
|Writing Contests at Carleton: The Nick Adams Short Story Contest and Carleton's Four Annual Literary Prizes|
|THE NICK ADAMS SHORT STORY CONTEST||Deadline for the 2012-2013 contest: Friday, January 25, 2013.|
|The ACM, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (of which Carleton is a member), has announced that entries are being accepted for the annual NICK ADAMS SHORT STORY COMPETITION, which offers a prize of $1000 for the best story by an ACM student. All students in good standing, including first year students, may participate in the contest.|
|The prize, named for the young hero of many Hemingway stories, was given by an anonymous donor to encourage young writers who are students of ACM colleges. The results of the competition will be announced in March 2013 and the $1000 prize awarded to the winner.|
|RULES AND GUIDELINES:|
1. Each entrant may submit as many as two stories to the Carleton English Department. The stories need not have been written especially for the competition, but must not have been previously published off-campus.
2. Each manuscript is limited to 10,000 words.
3. Each submission should have a separate title page or cover sheet that includes the title of the story, the author's name, and the author's campus and home addresses. When printed, the title page must be able to be removed so the story can be judged anonymously.
4. The title of the story (but not the author's name) must also appear on the first page of the text of the story itself (page 1).
5. The stories should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents* to the English Department's Administrative Assistant, Carolyn Soule. Please send them as email attachments to email@example.com. Contestants will be notified about whether or not their stories have been chosen to be sent to the ACM Office in Chicago for further competition.
6. The Carleton English Department is authorized to select as many as four stories to send to the ACM office in Chicago; a small committee of faculty drawn from colleges throughout the consortium will then select the semi-finalists. The winner will be chosen by a professional writer. Past judges have included such writers as Saul Bellow, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Anne Tyler and Maya Angelou.*Stories should be Microsoft Word documents rather than PDFs in case we need to correct the cover page or page 1 of the story itself.
|Carleton's Finalists in the Nick Adams Short Story Contest: 2012-2013|
Kate Cieslowski for her story, "Fine"
Sarah Olson for her story, "Truth in Lies"
Dan Peck for his story, "Looking After Quinn"
Ellie Schmidt for her story, "Empty Shells"
|THE CARLETON LITERARY PRIZES||The deadline for all four competitions: Wednesday, April 10, 5:00 p.m., in the English Office, Laird 208|
|Winners of the Carleton Literary Prizes:|
The Huntington Poetry Prize in 2012: Kathleen Hagan Roberts for her two groups of poems "The Professional Poems" and "6 Poems."
The Class of 1885 Prize in 2011: Rae Wood for her short story "Gone for Good."
The Samuel Strauss Prize for Humorous Writing: Griffin J. Johnson for his humorous piece, "Everyone is Jumping Off of The Bridge."The Curran Prize for an academic essay in 2011: Gabriel Silberblatt's comps essay on Italo Calvino.
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