The Norman Mailer Writers Colony and the National Council of Teachers of English are pleased to invite submissions for the 2010 Norman Mailer College Writing Awards for Creative Nonfiction.
A cash prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the national winner. The winner will also receive a scholarship to the Norman Mailer Writers Colony during the summer of 2011 and travel and lodging to attend the Colony’s National Award Ceremony. Four finalists will be awarded trophies. Sixteen semifinalists will be awarded certificates.
Norman Mailer produced extraordinary works in many genres, including the category of this year’s award: Creative Nonfiction. Students may submit work in any of the subgenres of creative nonfiction: memoir or autobiography, essay, literary journalism, profiles of people or places, and so on. Whatever its type, the best work will be true material presented with compelling literary merit.
ELIGIBILITY, PAGE LENGTH, and DEADLINES
The Four-Year College Competition is open to current full-time students. Entries will be accepted online only and may include one or more pieces of writing. Maximum 15 single-spaced pages. Although there are page limits for these pieces, quality is far more important than quantity. Entries accepted from March 22 through April 29, 2010, Noon CDT. No late entries will be accepted.
For complete submission guidelines and judging criteria, or to submit an entry, visit the NCTE website.