Agnes Scott College is proud to welcome Nick Flynn as one of the visiting writers for the 43rd Annual Writer’s Festival, March 27-28 2014. Nick Flynn is a memoirist known for his memoir trilogy Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, The Ticking is the Bomb, and The Reenactments.
Flynn’s most recent memoir, The Reenactments, focuses on his experience with the making of the film Being Flynn that came out in 2012. Being Flynn is based on Another Bullshit Night in Suck City and details Flynn’s relationship with his father.
Flynn will be one of the three visiting writers for the 43rd Annual Writer’s Festival. He, poet Terrence Hayes, and playwright (and alumna of Agnes Scott College) Louisa Hill will all be welcomed to Agnes Scott’s campus March 27-28 to read their work as well as decide the winners of 2014’s Writer’s Festival.
All undergraduate and graduate students in Georgia are encouraged to submit their non-fiction, fiction, poetry and one-act plays for the competition. Each category has a grand prize of $500, publication in the annual Writer’s Festival Magazine, as well as an opportunity to meet the fantastic visiting writers lined up for this year.
The submission deadline is December 4th 2013. Please submit your work to firstname.lastname@example.org and adhere to the following rules:
The Writers’ Festival competition in poetry, short fiction, personal essay, and one-act play is open to anyone currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in a college or unviersity in the state of Georgia.
Works submitted must be previously unpublished except in campus newspapers or campus literary magazines. Finalist entries will appear in the Festival Magazine; authors retain all rights to their materials and may publish them elsewhere after the competition.
Entries must be submitted as Word-compatible email attachments to Professor Nicole Stamant at email@example.com. Receipt will be confirmed by a return email. Each story, essay, play, or set of poems must be in a separate file. The author’s name must not appear within the file. The covering email message must include the author’s name, school, email address, and phone number, followed by a list of titles of all works submitted, including of individual poems.
Each entrant may submit up to five poems, up to two stories, up to two essays, and one play. Entries must be typed in a standard 12-point Times New Roman font and entries in short fiction and the personal essay must be double-spaced. Entries may use global formatting (for example, first line indents) that can easily be changed to our template for publication.
Stories and essays must be not longer than 5000 words, poems no longer than 100 lines. Playscripts must be no longer than 30 pages and must be typed in the approved professional format. (See “Guidelines”, available from Samuel French publishers.)
The deadline for receipt of entries is December 4.
Finalists will be notified by email in January and will be allowed to make minor changes of their work before publication.
For any additional information visit http://www.agnesscott.edu/writersfestival/writing-competition.html or like the Writer’s Festival on Facebook for more updates.