Winning Writers Sports Fiction & Essay Contest 1

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About

Whether you're a player or a fan, or the kid who counted the minutes till gym class was over, sports can bring out the best and the worst in human nature. In this arena, teamwork, loyalty, courage, disappointment, failure, fame (and shame), and second chances are regularly on display. Sports can reinforce bullying and social dominance, or offer personal empowerment to an underdog. Yet stories and essays about sports are too often dismissed as "genre writing". This contest aims to bridge the gap between the worlds of physical culture and literary culture. We'd like to see the jocks and the writers sit down at the same lunchroom table and discover that they're both on a journey of self-transformation through disciplined risk-taking...and that they both really, really like to win.

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Unknown

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We do not list prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No OK OK OKText format submissions
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Nonfiction Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 6,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 6,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We do not list prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No OK OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 14 Feb 2013

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