Undergraduate students at WCU are invited to submit their original work to the annual LitFest Creative Writing Competition. Winners in each genre receive a $250 prize (runners-up receive $50), publication in Nomad, and a chance to read at the Spring Literary Festival. The deadline to submit your work is March 5, 2021.
Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Student Writing Competition” in the subject line
Submit up to three poems to email@example.com
Judged by Jesse Graves, author of four collections of poetry: Merciful Days (2020), Specter Mountain (2018), Basin Ghosts (2014), and Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pines (2011).
Submit a short story of up to 2000 words firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judged by Leah Hampton, author of the 2020 short story collection F*ckface and Other Stories; her work appears in Ecotone, Guernica, McSweeneys, Electric Literature, storySouth, LitHub, and elsewhere.
Submit a literary essay (memoir, personal essay, lyric essay, etc.) of up to 2000 words email@example.com.
Judged by Kristen Radtke, author of the graphic nonfiction book Imagine Wanting Only This (2017), and the forthcoming books Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness (July 2021) and Terrible Men, a graphic novel.