Get published: fiction writers needed for Chapbook contest

Salt Lake Community College students have the opportunity to show their creative writing skills at the 4th Annual SLCC Chapbook Competition 2013 by submitting a fiction manuscript between 4,000 to 12,000 words long. The deadline is on Friday, Nov. 22.

According to SLCC English instructor and contest coordinator Charlotte Howe, any current student at SLCC may submit a manuscript. The manuscript must be the original work of the writer and must not have been previously published.

“This is the fourth year of the Chapbook Contest, and each year we do either fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry. This is fiction’s year,” Howe writes in an email.

The winning writer will be announced by January 2014 and receive 25 published copies of his/her piece and $100. The Publication Center will print 250 copies of the winning manuscript in chapbook format towards the end of Spring Semester 2014. Those copies will be available on campus and placed in local bookstores.

Finalists will have the opportunity to work with Publication Services to produce a limited run of ten copies of their manuscripts.

Howe indicates that writers may choose to workshop their manuscripts with other writers before submission. Writers interested in this option need to contact her first for more instructions.

The publication of the winning chapbook will be featured at a reception in the spring of 2014 and advertised at SLCC.