Fiction and Poetry Contest Deadline Extended to March 7th!

SLS, in connection with its upcoming programs in Georgia (Summer 2018) and Kenya (December 2018), and in conjunction with Fence magazine, is excited to announce its 2018 literary contest.

The first-place winners in poetry and fiction will have the choice of attending, with all expense paid, one of our innovative 2018 programs in Georgia or in Kenya, and will have their work published in Fence magazine. Each prize includes airfare, tuition, and housing.

Second-place winners in each category will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice; third-place winners will receive a 75 percent tuition discount. A number of fellowships additionally will be offered to contest participants based on the quality of their submissions.

Contest Guidelines:

Submit up to three poems of 10 pages or a story or novel excerpt of up to 25 pages (double spaced).

Multiple entires are permitted, provided each is accompanied by a separate reading fee.

Submitted work must be unpublished (unless it has been published on a personal website or social networks).

First place winners can opt to receive $1500 USD in lieu of attending an SLS program, if for any reason they cannot attend.

Many thanks, and we look forward to reading your work!

For any questions, email slsinfo@sumlitsem.org.

Entry fee: $17
Extended Deadline: 7 March, 2018