2007 Short Fiction and Poetry Contest

By - Apr 30th, 2007 02:52 pm
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VITAL’s 2007 Short Fiction and Poetry Contest

Sponsored by:
BARNES & NOBLE, Mayfair Mall

Entry Deadline: June 25, 2007

Submission Guidelines:

1. Entrants may submit one original, unpublished piece of short fiction (max. 1,500 words) and one original, unpublished poem (max 1,000 words). Entries will be judged by professional editors and educators not affiliated with VITAL Source.

2. Short fiction judged in Adult and Youth categories. Youth is defined as students between seventh and twelfth grades (entering in 07-08 school year).

3. All Youth contestants will be invited to a young writer’s workshop to be held in July, with details TBD.

4. Poetry category open only to Adults (18+).

5. Winners will have their entries published in the August issue of VITAL. First and second place winners will also receive Barnes and Noble gift cards valued at $50 and $25.

Entries must be formatted as follows:
• 8.5 x 11 page
• 1” margins all the way around
• Times New Roman 12 pt. type, single-spaced body text, 14 pt. title, left-justified
• Double-return between paragraphs – no indents
• Title and word count at top of page

Include your contact information (name, address, phone number, email address), category (Adult or Youth, Fiction or Poetry) and a brief biography (100 words maximum) at the end of each entry.

Email electronic entries to:


Mail hard copy entries to:
VITAL Source Magazine
Attn: Fiction/Poetry Contest
2609 N. Bremen St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

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