Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ruminate Nonfiction prize announced

Student writers of nonfiction, please consider this opportunity. The deadline is soon, so look through those English 301 essays and your other archives and see if you have anything that could work.

Here is the announcement from the magazine:

"RUMINATE Magazine is thrilled to announce our first annual Ruminate Nonfiction Prize. The first place essay will win a $500 prize and the runner-up will win a $50 prize. The entry deadline is February 15, 2011, and the finalist judge is award-winning author Al Haley (Haley is the published author of Home Ground: Stories of Two Families and The Land and Exotic: A Novel, winner of the John Irving First Novel Award, and his work has been published in publications including The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly.) For more details please visit our website.

We are also currently accepting short stories, poems, and artwork for Issue 20: Eat and Drink. The deadline for Issue 20 is also February 15.



Monday, January 10, 2011

Poetry Prize: Time to Get Your Entry Together

The English Department sponsors a poetry prize for Calvin poets in connection with the Academy of American Poets. Please consider entering this year's competition.

The 2011 contest is open to any current undergraduate at Calvin.

To enter:
SUBMIT up to 3 poems.

MANUSCRIPTS should be typewritten (one side only, please), and each poem should be titled.


Instead, the manuscript should be accompanied by a cover sheet with the following information: author's name, address, phone number, e-mail address (if available), and titles of the poems submitted.

Submissions that do not follow this format will be disqualified.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 4, 2011.

LOCATION: English Dept., CFAC; turn in submissions to Becky Moon at the front desk.

The winner will receive a cash award and a one-year membership to the Academy of American Poets.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Summer Writing Opportunity

We just received an invitation for Calvin Students to consider a summer-long writing residence. Great for folks who thrive on the outdoors in Michigan. Check it out!

From Director Matthew Dykstra:
Pierce Cedar Creek Environmental Institute is pleased to announce Nature in Words, an exciting writing opportunity for undergraduate students modeled after the Institute's science research program (URGE). This new program will provide an undergraduate student, in conjunction with a faculty mentor, the opportunity to spend the summer at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, utilizing the close interaction with the natural world available here to inspire and develop their writing skills. The undergraduate fellow is eligible for a stipend, on-site housing, and partial meal support during their full-time 10-12 week experience. Faculty advisors are also eligible for a stipend that can be used for time, supplies, travel, or other project support. More information about the program is found in the application, which is available at the Nature in Words webpage on the Institute website.

I or another Institute staff member will be contacting you by phone in early January to answer any questions you may have about the program. We hope that you will share this information with students and other faculty at Calvin. We hope that you will help us to ensure this new program is a success and look forward to working with a new group of students and faculty. Please feel free to contact me at dykstram@cedarcreekinstitute.org or 269-721-4473 if you have any questions about the Nature in Words Fellowship or about the Institute.

Matthew Dykstra
Education Director
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
701 W. Cloverdale Rd. Hastings, MI 49058
269-721-4473 dykstram@cedarcreekinstitute.org