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 Tempe Community Writing Contest

& Cover Design Contest 

a publication of creative writing from the Tempe community
Sponsored by Tempe Public Library and Arizona State University

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CONTEST DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 28, 2017


Online Submissions for the Writing Contest and Cover Design Contest are open January 17 - February 21, 2017

The Tempe Community Writing Contest accepts submissions of original works of fiction, creative nonfiction (including memoirs and essays) or poetry for the Tempe Writer's Forum. The writings of high school students, college students, and adults will be represented.

Both contests are open to Tempe residents, Tempe Public Library Cardholders, high school students and ASU students.

Writing Contest entries are judged by members of ASU’s creative writing community.

Cover Contest entries are judged by members of ASU and Tempe Public Library graphic design departments.

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.

Prior winners must wait three (3) years before being eligible to win again.

Writing Contest:

Submit Online

Cover Design Contest:

Submit digital file to tempecovercontest@gmail.com

Submit as an eps file (convert fonts to outlines and
save as a legacy file for CS5
) or high resolution jpeg,
at least 300 ppi.

In 2016, the Tempe Writing Contest included the Cover Design Contest, collecting submissions for Tempe Writer’s Forum cover.

2017 Submission Guidelines

Writing Contest Submission Criteria:

  • Genres:
    • Poetry – a poem up to 100 lines
    • Fiction – a short story up to 3500 words
    • Creative Nonfiction – a work of creative nonfiction up to 3500 words (including essay, memoir, and literary journalism)
  • Categories – High School Student, College Student, Adult
  • Please double space, use 12 point Times New Roman font and number the pages. IMPORTANT: Please do not include your name in the manuscript as entries will be read anonymously.

Cover Design Contest Specifications

  • 9.5”h x 6.5”w (vertical) color design. Please note that the journals will be spiral bound on the left. Take this into consideration when creating your design.
  • The cover design must include the following title, subtitle, volume, and date information:
    • Tempe Writers Forum (The title should fill 20% of the cover space)
    • Volume 3
    • April 2017
    • Writing From the Tempe Community
  • Copyright note: If art or photography is used on the cover design, it MUST be the original work of the entrant or entrant must have documented permission from the creator.

downloadDownload a copy of the Cover Design Specifications.

 

Cover Design Specifications

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2016 In Review

2016 Tempe Writers Forum V.2 Cover

Winning Entries:

FICTION

  • ADULT: Meg Dobson - Big Horn Mountain Carnivores
  •  COLLEGE: Melissa Fulks - The Call of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Olek Piechaczek - A Folded Friendship

POETRY

  • ADULT: Sharon Suzuki-Martinez - In the Belly of the Phoenix
  •  COLLEGE: Elizabeth Meadows - Airplane
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Ryley Sigmon - Shadows

NON-FICTION

  • ADULT: Hira Ismail - In Tune Out of Tune
  • COLLEGE: Isabella Amparan - The Summer of 2015

COVER ART CONTEST

  • Freda W. Rothermel

downloadDownload a copy of Tempe Writers Forum V.2.

downloadDownload a copy of 2016 Honorable Mentions.

2015 In Review

Tempe Writers Forum V1 Cover

 

Winning Entries:

FICTION

  • ADULT: Mark Sutz - Spare Parts
  • COLLEGE: Andrea Avery - In This Corner
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Claire Newfeld - Jaywalking

POETRY

  • ADULT: Mary Louise Kiernan Hagerdon - No Dwelling
  •  COLLEGE: Kyle J. Bassett - Rural Epicurean
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Benjamin Shindel - Cosmonaut

NON-FICTION

  • ADULT: Katherine Cowley - Breastfeeding Mama
  • ADULT: Lori Basaldu - The Importance of 2 Pounds
  • COLLEGE: Andrea Avery - Something Else

downloadDownload a copy of Tempe Writers Forum V.1.

downloadDownload a copy of 2015 Honorable Mentions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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