Applicants upload work and submit payment online to from November 1, 2016, to February 15, 2017. We do not accept submissions through postal services or email.

You will be asked to provide the following: a 15- to 20-page (4,000- to 6,000-word) piece of writing, a 1-page statement giving context to the writing and the nature of the project, and a 1-page C.V. The entry fee is $40.

  • 15- to 20-page piece of double-spaced writing in pdf format. Please include name, address, telephone number, and email address on the first page.
  • 1-page statement in pdf format. Please provide context for the essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if your piece has been published, please include information about where and when it appeared and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not).
  • 1-page biography or C.V. in pdf format
  • $40 entry fee


Application materials will be accepted between November 1, 2016, to February 15, 2017. (See note on multiple entries under FAQ’s.) 

The winner will be publicly announced in June 2017.

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