Ends on October 13, 2017

  • Do not include your name anywhere in your submission or in the "Title" field of the application form. Please only include your name in the "Name" field on the application form. Submissions are judged by a blind jury process, so if your name is included on your piece or in any location other than the “Name” field on the application form, your submission will not be considered for publication.

  • Creative nonfiction submissions may be in any type of nonfiction, fact-based prose including, but not limited to, memoirs, short stories, personal essays, lyrical essays, literary journalism, and travel writing.

  • Creative Nonfiction is usually a combination of scene, reflection, and exposition generally based on a person’s life or personal experience.

  • Scribendi limits submissions in the creative nonfiction category to one (1) title work, no longer than 5,000 words. 

  • Untitled works will not be considered for publication.

  • All written submissions must be in 12 point, Times New Roman in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format. Do not include extra information in a header, especially not your name.

  • Submitted works must also have been written while attending a university, or have had extensive revisions since entering college.
  • Note: If you have concerns about the word limit please contact us at scribendi@unm.edu or 505-277-7407.

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