BOONE—Rising juniors and seniors at Appalachian State University majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing are invited to submit their work for a creative writing scholarship.
The Truman Capote Literary Trust Award in Creative Writing totaling $3,420 for 2015-16 will be awarded May 1.
The competition alternates annually between poetry and prose genres. This year’s award is for creative prose – short story, creative nonfiction or drama. The deadline for entries is 4 p.m. March 18. For more information, contact Susan Weinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students entering the competition should submit a file folder or envelope with three stapled copies each of two works: either fiction, creative non-fiction, plays or a mix of two. Play scripts must be submitted in standard format. Prose entries should be double spaced, pages numbered and stapled. Include your name and email address on the front page only.
Entries should be delivered to the Department of English office located on the second floor of Sanford Hall beginning March 16.
Past recipients of the award are Eric Janken, poetry, 2014-15 and Stephanie Estep, fiction, 2013-14.
This year’s judge in novelist Wiley Cash, the New York Times best-selling author of the award-winning novels “A Land More Kind Than Home” and “This Dark Road to Mercy,” published by William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers.
Cash holds a B.A. in literature from the UNC-Asheville, an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He teaches fiction at UNC-Chapel Hill and in the Low-Residency MFA Program at Southern New Hampshire University.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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