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LitFest Creative Writing Competition

Undergraduate students at WCU are invited to submit their original work to the annual LitFest Creative Writing Competition and the Water Works Creative Contest. Winners and runners-up in each genre will receive a cash prize, publication in Nomad, and a chance to read at the Spring Literary Festival.

The deadline to submit your work is February 4, 2022. Details below. Winners announced March 11.

Litfest Creative Writing Contest

Submit your work to thenomad@wcu.edu with “Student Writing Competition” in the subject line

Kathryn Stripling Byer Prize in Poetry

Winner: $250
Runner-up: $50

Submit up to three poems thenomad@wcu.edu.

 


Prize in Fiction

Winner: $250
Runner-up: $50

Submit a short story of up to 2000 words thenomad@wcu.edu.

  

 


Prize in Literary Nonfiction

Winner: $250
Runner-up: $50

Submit a literary essay of up to 2000 words thenomad@wcu.edu.

Water Works Creative Contest

Submit your work to jbjones@wcu.edu with "Water Works Contest" in the subject line

Visual Art Prize

Winner: $200
Runner-up: $50

Submit 1 piece of visual art exploring the theme of water to jbjones@wcu.edu 


Creative Writing Prize

Winner: $200
Runner-up: $50

Submit 1 piece of creative writing (poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction) exploring the theme of water to jbjones@wcu.edu 

Email Professor Jeremy Jones or the Nomad staff with questions.

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