Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Summer Literary Seminars Contest

Got this announcement from Fence magazine, about the contest for the Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) conferences:

SLS is pleased to announce its 2010 unified (SLS-Montreal, SLS-Lithuania, and SLS-Kenya) literary contest, held this year again in affiliation with Fence.

We are excited this year to have Mary Gaitskill judging the contest fiction, and Mary Jo Bang judging the poetry. Contest winners in the categories of fiction and poetry will have their work published in Fence, as well as the participating literary journals in Canada, Lithuania and Kenya.

Additionally, they will have the choice of attending (airfare, tuition, and housing included) any of the SLS-2010 programs – in Montreal, Quebec (June 13 - 27); Vilnius, Lithuania (August 1 - 14); or Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya (December). Second-place winners will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice, and third-place winners will receive a 50% tuition discount.

A number of select contest participants, based on the overall strength of their work, will be offered tuition scholarships, as well, applicable to the SLS-2010 programs.

Contest Deadline: February 28, 2010.

Please visit the SLS website, at, for detailed information on how to enter.


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