Writing FrankenTerps: Literary Competition

October 22, 2018
11:00 - 11:00 PM

2018.10.22: Deadline: FRANKENTERPS LIterary Competition

In conjunction with the "FrankenTerps" celebration of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies and the Libraries are sponsoring a Literary Competition for University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students.

All submissions should reflect in some way on “Frankenstein," and we welcome poetry and prose. We will choose a graduate student winner and an undergraduate winner. The prize for each is $100.

Winners will be announced and have an opportunity to read from their work at a ceremony on October 31, 2018, at 6:00 pm, in 6137 McKeldin Library, as part of the FrankenReads Marathon & Celebration.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Do not include any identifying information in the document containing your work. Your name, UID, and bio should be in a separate document.
  2. Only University of Maryland students may submit, and students must offer a valid UID.
  3. You must include a brief bio, which will be publicized along with your work should you win an award. Double-space your bio.
  4. Work should be submitted in a word processing document (.doc, .docx, .rtf, but not .pages).
  5. You may submit up to 20 pages of fiction or nonfiction. You may only submit in one genre (fiction or nonfiction).
  6. Prose must be double-spaced.
  7. If a piece is multilingual, it should be accompanied by an English translation in the document file.

The deadline to submit is October 22 at 11:00 pm. Submit via online portal, here.

For more information contact: Edlie Wong (edlie@umd.edu)