How to Enter the 2019 Writing Contest
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How to Enter the 2019 Writing Contest

Submissions are due by Friday March 8th at 5:00 pm.

  • You may enter in up to three categories. That means you may submit no more than three poems and two prose pieces, OR six poems (in two categories) and one prose piece, OR three prose pieces.
  • No late entries will be accepted.
  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
  • Email submissions to and put your last name in the subject line of your email.

In the body of the email, include the following information:

Information about you:

  • Your name
  • Your local phone number
  • Your local mailing address

And Information about your submission

  • The title(s) of each work
  • The category you are entering for each
  • And for what course and instructor, if any, the piece was written

Other important information

  • Each submission must be attached to your email as a Microsoft Word file. (One file for each category you are entering, so up to three attachments!)

  • Your name must not appear any where in the file(s).

  • Title each Microsoft Word file attachment by the name of the category, using the following abbreviations:

    • Abrahms Poetry
    • Nieditz Poetry
    • Abrahms Fiction
    • Abrahms Drama
    • Abrahms Personal Essay
    • Doyle American
    • Abrahms Other
    • Doyle Personal Essay
    • Doyle Introductory
    • Goldstein Interdisciplinary

If you have questions, email Professor Grossberg at