The Mountain Heritage Literary
June 13-15, 2014
The Mountain Heritage Literary Festival at Lincoln Memorial University announces its ninth annual writing competition. Prize amounts of $150 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place are awarded in each category. Honorable mentions are awarded at the discretion of the judges.
|The Jesse Stuart Prize for Young Adult Fiction
Entries for this prize are limited to no more than 2,000 words and may not be entered simultaneously in the Still contest.
|The James Still Prize for Short Story
Entries for this prize should be no more than 4,000 words and there is no restriction on subject matter.
|The George Scarbrough Prize for Poetry
There are no restrictions on subject matter for this prize. One entry is considered a single poem or a set of up to three poems.
|The Emma Bell Miles Prize for Essay|
This prize is restricted to essays that address Appalachian life, literature, religion, folklore, culture and/or values. Entries for this prize should be no more than 4,000 words.
|General Contest Rules
Contest Rules and submission guidelines will be posted in 2014.
The 2013 and 2014 Mountain Heritage Literary Festivals are sponsored in part by a grant from the East Tennessee Foundation.Lincoln Memorial University
Cumberland Gap Parkway
P.O. Box 2005
Harrogate, TN 37752
423.869.6432 or 800.325.0900, ext. 6432