Davenport Creative Nonfiction Prize Deadline March 4

1) entrants must be in “good standing” but need not be English majors or enrolled in an English course; students who completed coursework on campus during the 2019-20 school year, but have not yet commenced and are not currently enrolled are eligible to submit, provided they will be commencing from Knox in June;

2) only one essay per author is allowed;

3) submitted essays need not be written especially for the contest, but cannot have been previously published off campus (note that publication on-campus does not exclude an essay from entry); no piece that has received a prize in a Knox contest may be submitted to any subsequent contest, although a rejected manuscript may be submitted a second time;

4) each submission must include a title page or cover sheet with the author’s name and complete contact information, as well as the title of the essay; please leave your name off subsequent pages;

5) each submission should be double-spaced and paginated;

6) each submitted manuscript is limited to 10,000 words;

7) only original work by the contestant may be entered (translations are not eligible); 

8) all entries must be submitted to mberlin@knox.edu via attached pdfs in email (please do not share on the drive) no later than Wednesday, March 4, by 4:00 p.m. 

If you have questions about the submission guidelines, contact mberlin@knox.edu. (Cash prizes are determined by the English Department, in consultation with the judge’s recommendations for awards. As well, the prize-winning manuscripts each year will be retained by the college and may be published on the English Department’s website.) This year’s judge is Sheryl St. Germain. For more details, click here. Prizewinner will be announced at St. Germain’s Caxton reading on April 3 at 4 p.m.