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Foster-Harris Prizes for Young Writers
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:40 pm
The University of Oklahoma is offering two $500 prizes to high school and undergraduate students in a short story contest. There is no entry fee, and the contest is open to students anywhere in the United States. The official press release with details about how to enter is below.
2017 Foster-Harris Prizes for Young Writers
The University of Oklahoma's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, in recognition of the Professional Writing Program's 65th anniversary in the college, invites submissions for the 2017 Foster-Harris Prizes for Young Writers. Two $500 awards will be given, one for a short story of up to 1000 words by a high school student and another for a short story of up to 2000 words by an undergraduate student. There is no entry fee.
The University of Oklahoma's Professional Writing Program offers bachelor's and master's degrees focused on creative writing for publication, including fantasy, horror, mystery, suspense, romance, and other popular fiction genres, as well as screenwriting and commercial nonfiction. The program focuses on building a writing career by learning the business of publishing while studying creative writing under award-winning, best-selling professors with long and successful publication histories. For more information see
http://www.ou.edu/admissions/academics/ ... iting.html
Entrants will retain all rights to their entries. Entries must include a subject line with the student's name, school, and email address. They should use a 12-point font and be formatted with one-inch margins and page numbers.
To submit, email the story as a Microsoft Word attachment to
Students currently enrolled in a U.S. high school, grades 9-12, should use this header:
Harris Prize for High School Students
Students currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. college or university should use this header: Harris Prize for Undergraduate Students
Entries must be received by March 1, 2017 at noon. Winners will be announced in May 2017.
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:57 pm
The deadline for this contest has been extended to May 1st!
Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.
— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
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