East Central University
Presents the 7th Annual R. Darryl Fisher Creative Writing Contest
Oklahoma’s Most Prestigious High School Writing Competition
Prizes awarded at the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, March 31 - April 2, 2011
Fiction: 1st Place $250 Poetry: 1st Place $250
2nd Place $150 2nd Place $150
3rd Place $100 3rd Place $100
20 Honorable Mention Awards of $25 each
* All Oklahoma high school students (9th - 12th grade) are eligible.
* Poetry (up to 100 lines) or Short Fiction (up to 6,000 words) is acceptable.
* Limit 5 poems and 1 short fiction piece per student.
* All entries must be the original work of the student.
* All entries must be neatly typed; please double-space fiction entries.
* Entries will not be returned, so keep your originals.
* No identifying marks should be on the manuscript itself, except for the title.
* Provide cover page with contact information: 1) Student’s name; 2) Teacher’s name 3) School 4) Classification 5) Phone number, Email and mailing address.
* Work may be submitted through conventional mail or email.
DEADLINE: Conventional mail must be postmarked on or before February 4, 2011. Email entries must be sent by 11:59 p.m. on February 4, 2011. There will be no exceptions.
* Winners will be notified by March 1, 2011. Winners will be presented with awards at the Scissortail Writing Festival held on the East Central University campus. List of winners and winning entries will be posted online at www.ecuscissortail.blogspot.com. Winning entries from 2010 are available on this website.
Poetry Submissions: send work electronically as attached files to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Dr. Joshua Grasso, East Central University, Dept. of English & Languages, 1100 E. 14th St., Ada, OK 74820
Fiction Submissions: send work electronically as attached files to email@example.com or mail to Dr. Mark Walling, East Central University, Dept. of English and Languages, 1100 E. 14th St., Ada, OK 74820Contest Information: Dr. Joshua Grasso (580-559-5430); Dr. Mark Walling (580-559-5440). Scissortail Creative Writing Festival Information: Dr. Ken Hada (580-559-5557)