The Norman Mailer Writers Colony and the National Council of Teachers of English are taking submissions for the 2011 Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards for Creative Nonfiction.
Cash prizes of $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to National Winners. Four finalists will be awarded trophies. Sixteen semifinalists in each category will be awarded certificates. Winners receive travel and lodging to attend the Colony's National Award Ceremony.
Norman Mailer produced extraordinary works in many genres, including the category of this year’s award: Creative Nonfiction. Students may submit work in any of the subgenres of creative nonfiction: memoir or autobiography, essay, literary journalism, profiles of people or places, and so on. Whatever its type, the best work will be true material presented with compelling literary merit.
Eligibility, Page Length, and Deadlines
Entries accepted online only from March 1 - April 28, 2011
Submission is open to current full-time students. Maximum 15 single-spaced pages. The winner receives a scholarship to the Norman Mailer Writers Colony during the summer of 2012 and cash award of $10,000.