The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers announces four awards of $2000 each, in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and high school student writing. Only one entry is accepted from each person. All entries should be previously unpublished. The entry must be postmarked not later than December 1st 2012. The winner will be announced towards the end of December, 2012. There is no entry fee for current members of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. For everyone else membership in the ALSCW is required, which is $32 for students and $37 for all others — all members will receive the annual three issues of our literary journal/magazine Literary Imagination, and our newsletter, as well as being able to attend our conferences and local gatherings—see ALSCW website (alscw.org) for details about how to join the ALSCW.
• For the Meringoff Poetry award, each entry can be one poem, or a group of poems that add up to no more than 150 lines. The judge for the poetry is Greg Delanty.
• For the Meringoff Fiction award, each entry should be one story, or a chapter of a longer work of no more than 30 pages double spaced.
• For the Meringoff Nonfiction award, each entry should be one nonfiction piece, or a chapter of a longer work of no more than 30 pages double spaced.
• For the Meringoff Student Writing award, each entry should be one essay of no fewer than 7 and no more than 30 pages double spaced. The essays should be nominated by the teacher for whom it was written. The teacher, not the student, should be or become a member of the ALSCW.
All entries will be judged anonymously. With each entry please include one copy with your name, email address, postal address and phone number and another copy without your name and contact information.
All Submissions should be postmarked not later than December 1, 2012
Stephen J. Meringoff Literary Contests
Association of Literary Scholars and Writers
650 Beacon St. Suite 510
Boston MA 02215