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Center for Writing Excellence Writing Contest

We are now accepting entries for the Spring 2015 Center for Writing Excellence Writing Contest. This year's theme is

Conspiracy Theories

The contest is open to all UWEC students, faculty, staff, and Eau Claire community members.  Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at an Open Read on April 9th, held in the Cabin.  Prizes include:
Inherent Vice, Great Abraham Lincoln Pocketwatch Conspiracy

  • Grand Prize: Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon, Everything is Under Control: Conspiracy, Cults, and Cover-ups by Robert Anton Wilson, Secret History of the World by Jonathan Black, and a hardbound journal.
  • Second Place: Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy by Jacopo della Quercia, History Decoded: The Greatest Conspiracies of All Time by Brad Metzler, and a hardbound journal.
  • Third Place: Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK by Gerald Posner, and a hardbound journal.

Secret History of the World, Case Closed

In addition, ten random participants will receive the prize of a softbound journal.

All submissions must be received by Sunday, March 15th.

Submissions must have a title and be saved as a PDF.  Only works of fiction or non-fiction prose will be accepted.  Please no longer than 1,000 words.  We ask that all submissions are double spaced, in Times New Roman, and 12 point font.  Excerpts or chapters from longer works are accepted.  Multiple submissions will be judged together.

The contest is currently closed.

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