Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ISO Essays by and about Doctors & Lawyers


Are you a doctor? Are you a lawyer? Are you a writer with something to say about doctors or lawyers? Well, this could be your chance to get your voice heard and your writing published (and win $2500 while you're at it). The important details: 1) The deadline is March 15,2009, and 2) $2500 will be awarded for the best essay. The finer points follow:

For a collection to be published by Southern Methodist University Press, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays written by or about doctors and lawyers, exploring the two professions' similarities aswell as their divisions and points of conflict. What intrigues, interests, or annoys doctors and lawyers--and, potentially,others--about each other? The objective of this project is to capturethe complex relationship between these two professions. Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with a significant element of research or information. We're looking for well-written prose, rich with detailand a distinctive voice. Creative Nonfiction editors will award $2,500 for Best Essay

Essays must be: unpublished, 5,000 words or less, postmarked by March 15, 2009, and clearly marked "Doctors andLawyers" on both the essay and the outside of the envelope. There is a $20 reading fee; $25 includes a 4-issue CNF subscription. Multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the U.S.(though additional subscription postage costs do apply; for rates).

Please send manuscript, accompanied by a cover letter with complete contact information, SASE and payment to: Creative Nonfiction Attn: Doctors and Lawyers 5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202 Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Please email any questions Information is also posted on our website. To view, click here.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.