Writers may enter in either or both categories, but an individual may win in only one category.
No more than 20 pages or 5, words will be accepted. The best writing may be in any genre or combination of genres poetry, narrative, argument, expository.
Most prestigious literary awards
He responded by writing in diverse genres--poetry, fiction, drama, memoir, travel narrative--and in diverse styles, drawing on the rich culture of African Americans and the many voices of American democracy. The Langston Hughes Award seeks to encourage and support poets and writers who, today, are continuing to present their life experiences creatively through poetry, stories, and non-fiction prose. Manuscripts must be in English. No writer should ever feel discouraged when vying for a prestigious award, but if you feel your writing will fit more appropriately in a smaller competition, you can always visit our list of writing contests for more general submission opportunities. Self-published works, such as chapbooks, are exempted. The best writing may be in any genre or combination of genres poetry, narrative, argument, expository. What was the experience like? The page number must appear in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Entering legitimate writing contests, big or small, is a great way to get your name out to the writing community and earn a few publication credits along the way. Please submit ONE 1 only document for your submission.
Only submissions received through Submittable will be considered. See the link below. Maximum length for the theme writing is four 4 pages. His writing reflected this diversity--shifting from the psychological and political to the lyrical, the tragic, the humorous, crossing literary boundaries, always experimental, always seeking to express a clearer, more memorable vision of the reality he experienced.
Writers who have published a book-length volume of poetry or fiction are not eligible.
Multiple pieces should be contained in a single document. Entering legitimate writing contests, big or small, is a great way to get your name out to the writing community and earn a few publication credits along the way. Educators and students: Note that the evaluation criteria have been revised. We suggest you prepare submissions with the revised criteria in mind. Now that you have a substantial list of contests to which you can submit, get writing! There is no entry fee, and all winners will be included in an e-anthology available on the Sundress Publications website. Entries with top scores will be selected for the superior writing award. Move us. Self-published works, such as chapbooks, are exempted.
Writers of poetry or fiction. We will be revising the rubric that judges will use in light of the new criteria.
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