PICMA Competition for Emerging Writers

This Emerging Writers Contest is open to high school students and students currently enrolled in community college. Sponsored by The Piedmont Institute of Communication, Art and Music (PICMA), this contest highlights writers with the publication, a reading, a cash prize, and a sponsorship option.

The prizes will be as follows:

First Prize: $1000, a $5000/year scholarship to Pfeiffer University pending acceptance to the University, publication in the annual issue of The Phoenix, and a public reading at the spring 2019 launch party. The winner will receive a travel stipend.

Second Prize: $500, a $3000/year scholarship to Pfeiffer University pending acceptance to the University, publication in the annual issue of The Phoenix, and a public reading at the spring 2019 launch party.

Third Prize: $250, a $2000/year scholarship to Pfeiffer University pending acceptance to the University, publication in the annual issue of The Phoenix, and a public reading at the spring 2019 launch party.

The judges reserve the right to withhold a prize if they feel it necessary to do so. All decisions of the judges are final.

Opens: September 1st

Closes: December 1st

Guidelines

The Phoenix accepts previously unpublished work in any style, form, or genre. No more than 5000 words, double-spaced, for prose or five poems per entry. Applicants must be enrolled in high school or community college to participate.

All work entered will be considered for publication.

Blind Submissions: Out of fairness to all writers, The Phoenix requires that your name and contact information not be placed on any of the uploaded files of your submissions.

Those who chose to enter their best work in the PICMA contest may also submit pieces to the various other submission categories as well.

Submit here: https://thephoenixpfeifferuniversity.submittable.com/submit

Other PICMA Contests 

Also, check out the other PICMA contest opportunities at pfeiffer.edu/picma

Questions

If you have any questions for our editors, please email us at thephoenix@pfeiffer.edu.

Please also check out our website for other information or to submit: www.pfeiffer-phoenix.com