Writing Competition Plymouth Jams for Peace

writing competition flier


THE THEME: Social Justice

When you look around the world, or close to home, where do you see inequality, bias, prejudice, racism, or other forms of discrimination? In other words, where do you see unfairness, what does it look like and what can be done? Some other questions to think about might be how injustice happens and what the value of activism and education are in addressing it.

Writers should feel free to explore these and any questions or personal experiences related to issues of social justice however they would like.

Who: Poets and Writers along with Caring Campus Coalition (C3) and Panthers for Peace

What: Two categories: Short fiction (750 words or less) and poetry competition focused on the chosen theme, Social Justice.

Where: There will be three prizes awarded in each category and the winners will be asked to read their work at a reading on the evening of Dec. 2nd in the Courtroom of the Hartman Union Building.

When: Prizes will be announced for the top 3 winners in each category on Nov. 30th. Readings of the winners work will take place Dec. 2nd.

The top three finalists in each category will be awarded prizes.

Submission Guidelines

• Stories should be 750 words or less

• One submission per entrant DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOV. 25th

• Entries will be read blind. Please remove your name from your manuscript.

• Submissions should be sent to samerrill1@plymouth.edu

• Winners will be announced Nov. 30th and will be asked to read their work at an event in the Courtroom at the Hartman Union Building on Dec. 2nd