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The 2006 Summer Literary Seminar- Kenya Contests, in Affiliation with Tin House and Maisonneuve Magazines

SLS is pleased to announce that its 2006 contest will be held in affiliation with Tin House (USA) and Maisonneuve (Canada) magazines, two of the most interesting and prominent publications in North America.

The authors of the winning poem and prose entries will receive airfare, accommodations, and a full tuition waiver to the 2006 Summer Literary Seminars program in Kenya, AND publication of the winning entry in one of these magazines--fiction and poetry in Tin House, nonfiction in Maisonneuve. Second place receives a full tuition waiver to SLS 2006, and third place receives a substantial tuition scholarship. Other hand-picked finalists will be offered tuition scholarships as well.

The complete guidelines for the 2006 contests are as follows:

One essay, story or novel/memoir excerpt, maximum 25 pages per entry.

No more than three poems per entry.

Only previously unpublished work can be submitted.

Include a $10 reading fee for each entry. This fee should be in US Dollars. Multiple entries are permissible as long as separate reading fees are included. Checks should be made out to Summer Literary Seminars, Inc.

Include your complete contact information (address, telephone, email address) on the manuscript. Entries are not judged blind.

All entrants will be notified of the winners in the fall by email.

Do NOT include a SASE. Cover letters are not required.

Previous First Place winners may not re-enter.

Postmark deadline: September 15th, 2006.

Entries from Canada may be sent to:

Summer Literary Seminars
KENYA Fiction/Nonfiction/Poetry Contest
English Department
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Canada

Entries from the US and other countries may be sent to:

Summer Literary Seminars
KENYA Fiction/Nonfiction/Poetry Contest
PO Box 225
Northampton, MA 01061

These are the complete guidelines, in their entirety.


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