The Association for Mormon Letters and Irreantum Magazine are pleased to announce the 2009 Irreantum Fiction Contest and Charlotte and Eugene England Essay Contest.
IRREANTUM FICTION CONTEST
Any unpublished fictional form up to 8500 words will be considered, including short stories and excerpts from novels. The first-place author will be awarded $250, second-place $175, and third-place $100 (unless judges determine that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit awards).
With no official connection to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Irreantum and the Irreantum Fiction Contest are supported by a grant from the Utah Arts Council.
CHARLOTTE AND EUGENE ENGLAND ESSAY CONTEST
Unpublished personal essays up to 5000 words will be considered. The first-place author will be awarded $200, second-place $150, and third-place $100 (unless judges determine that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit awards).
The Charlotte and Eugene England Personal Essay Contest is funded through the estate of Eugene England.
Because Irreantum is a literary journal dedicated to exploring Mormon culture, essays and stories must relate to the Mormon experience in some way. Authors need not be LDS. Individuals may enter a maximum of two essays and two stories. Irreantum staff and members of the AML board are not eligible.
Deadline: Sat., May 30, 2009
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please email your entry as an MS Word, WordPerfect, or RTF file attachment to email@example.com.
In the subject line, please write “2009 Personal Essay Contest” OR “2009 Fiction Contest.” Include your name, the title of your submission, and your contact information, including address and phone number, in the body of the email.
To facilitate blind judging, no identifying information should appear in the essay itself other than the title of the manuscript, which should appear as a header on each page.
Winners will be posted Irreantum’s website on Monday, August 31, 2009.