Fall Contests (and prizes)

To survive, you must tell stories.

― Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before

 

Eco is right. We are storied creatures: we live, love, and make stories. We enact stories by the way we live and reenact them by the way we speak and create art, making even the reenactment a habitation for living.

Since stories are so integral to our existence and flourishing, SLAM seeks to incentivize the creation of stories in the Southeastern community by running annual contests. Currently, SLAM is hosting a short story contest, a photography contest, and a poetry contest—all of which will close for submissions on November 30, 2017. 

As a reward for well-crafted art (short stories, photographs, and poems), SLAM will be awarding prizes and publishing winning submissions on its media outlets and in its 2018 Southeastern Literature and Arts Magazine. SLAM invites you to consider submitting to one or more of the 2017 fall contests. The information concerning each contest has been reproduced below:

⊕ Open for Submissions

Fall ’17 Short Story Contest

Submission Start Date: October 1 || Submission Deadline: November 30

Guidelines

  • Suggested length: 5-15 pages (though longer or shorter submissions will be accepted)
  • Submitted as a .doc/.docx or .pdf file
  • Original content only (parodies of existing stories are allowed)
  • All content should be Christ-honoring (e.g. no explicit content or strong language)
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • All winners will be notified by email.
  • The author of the winning short story will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card.
  • The winning short stories will be featured on SLAM media outlets, including the blog.
  • The winning script will be printed in the 2018 edition of Southeastern’s Literature and Arts Magazine.

⊕ Open for Submissions

Fall ’17 Photography Contest

Submission Start Date: October 14 || Submission Deadline: November 30

Guidelines

  • Up to 7 photos per student
  • Recommended format: .jpg format and 300 dpi resolution
  • no uploads larger than 5MB
  • no family, wedding, or nude photography
  • Original photography only
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • All winners will be notified by email.
  • Winning submissions will be featured on all SLAM media outlets, including the blog.
  • Winning submissions will appear in the 2018 edition of Southeastern’s Literature and Arts Magazine.

⊕ Open for Submissions

Fall ’17 Poetry Contest

Submission Start Date: November 1 | Submission Deadline: November 30

Guidelines

  • All poetic forms will be considered
  • You may make up to 4 submissions per person
  • Submit using here or send your poem to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • The author of the winning poem will receive a volume of collected poetry selected by the SLAM staff.
  • Winning submissions will be featured on the blog and the 2017 magazine
  • Select winning submissions will be featured on the website
  • All winners will be notified by email
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