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Lindsay J. Cropper Creative Writing Contest

Contest Submission Guidelines

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Who Can Submit?

All currently enrolled USD undergraduate students are eligible to submit to the contest. All majors are welcome to submit (contest eligibility is not limited to English majors or creative writing emphasis students). You do not have to have taken any creative writing courses at USD to be eligible, but we seek and encourage submissions from students already actively practicing creative writing, whether on their own or within an official creative writing curriculum.

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Contest Submission Guidelines

  1. Submit up to three pages of poetry (one to three poems total); one fiction piece of up to ten pages, double-spaced, 1-inch margins; OR one creative nonfiction piece of up to ten pages, double-spaced, 1-inch margins. All prose entries should be in Times New Roman, 12-point font. This is recommended for poetry as well, but not required.
  2. Submit using the Lindsay J. Cropper Creative Writing Contest online submission system (see “Submit Contest Entry”).
  3. Writers may submit in all categories, one entry per category, but may only win in one category.
  4. Submission deadline is Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 11:59 p.m. (Study Day)
  5. One winner and one Honorable Mention will be chosen by readers in the Cropper Memorial Writers Series in each genre. Both winner and HM in each genre will be published in the Fall issue of The Alcalá Review. Work published in The Alcalá Review may not have been published elsewhere (see “Rights for Authors and Digital@USanDiego”). Winners will receive a $125 prize. Winners and HM will be announced at Graduating Creative Writing Emphasis Student Reading on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6 p.m., MRH 102 (“SOLES” building). You do not have to be present to win, but you are encouraged to attend and support your fellow writers!

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Rights for Authors and Digital USD

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors retain copyright to the Submission.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Digital USD website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital USD service or software in any way.

The failure of Digital USD to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Digital USD and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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