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Writers Read

This series brings authors to campus for evenings of readings and discussions. Writers Read events are free and open to the public. Classes are welcome.

2017 Writers Read: Emerging Voices Contest

Calling all writers in the Prairie State! The Creative Writing Committee is seeking submissions for a writing contest to showcase emerging voices. Submit a short story, novel excerpt, creative nonfiction piece, or poem electronically for consideration.

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Only emailed submissions will be accepted: writersread@cod.edu.

Formatting Guidelines

Submissions must be properly formatted: 12-pt font, Times New Roman, 1"margins, no more than 1,500 words in an attached document. Only emailed submissions will be accepted. The deadline for submissions is March 10, 2017. Please include the following when sending in your submission: genre, word count, contact information, and a brief author biography highlighting your writing experience/coursework. Email all submissions to writersread@cod.edu. Limit one entry per writer.

Awards in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry:

  • First Place $250
  • Second Place $150
  • Honorable Mention $100

For more, contact Trina Sotirakopulos at sotirakopulost@cod.edu or (630) 942-2177.

2017 Winning Authors Showcase

Featuring guest author Erika Sánchez. Read more

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