At Figment, we love writing. And we love contests. And we love good causes. So it makes sense that we had to pass along this information about Enizagam Awards. The entry period closes this Sunday, March 31. Don’t miss your chance! Check out the information below:
What do Nikki Giovanni, Lemony Snicket (AKA Daniel Handler), Kim Addonizio, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Michelle Tea, Walter Mosley and Robert Olen Butler have in common? 1. Stellar writing. 2. Enizagam. Last year, Nikki Giovanni and Daniel Handler adjudicated our annual writing competition and blurbed our winners’ work. This year, poetry phenom’ Kim Addonizio and The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 author Sarah Shun-lien Bynum will do the same.
Winners in the Poetry and Fiction competitions will each receive $1,000.00; blurbs about their work from the celebrity judges; and the chance to have their work published in the print journal, and online. Winners and finalists will be nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Enizagam’s editor.
Even better: By submitting work, you’ll be supporting the hardworking young artists who study writing at Oakland School for the Arts—an urban, public school. Combine a philanthropic act with a career-boosting one. Even if you don’t win or place, you’ll receive a lovely contributor’s copy, which you can read; prop up a wobbly table with; or inscribe, and give as a gift.
The 2013 contest is now open. In response to multiple requests, and because we are greedy to read more writing of the caliber we’ve seen this year, we have extended the deadline to March 31, 2013. Best of luck, authors!
Check out our contest guidelines here: http://oakarts.