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2011 Cropper Creative Writing Contest


2011 Cropper Creative Writing Contest in poetry and fiction to award $250 in prizes

What: Students are invited to apply for the annual creative writing contest in poetry and fiction.

Who: Students who are already actively writing poetry and/or fiction are invited to apply.

When: Winners will be announced February 24, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Manchester Auditorium at the Jodi Angel and Ilya Kaminsky reading.

Prize: Winners in each genre will be awarded $125.

How to apply: Submissions will be selected by judges Jodi Angel (fiction) and Ilya Kaminsky (poetry).

Materials: Please submit one to three pages of poetry (one poem per page; no poem longer than a page) or 10 double-spaced pages of fiction to Dr. Halina Duraj at, making certain your email address and phone number are only present on a cover page. All submissions must be attached as Microsoft Word documents.  Documents that cannot be opened are disqualified. Please write “Cropper Contest Submission—Fiction (or Poetry)” in your subject line. Please include your full name, address, phone number, and email address in the body of your email. For more information, email Dr. Duraj at

Deadline: Materials must be received by no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.

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