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Literary Contest

Announcing the Fourth Annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival Literary Contest.

2014 marks the fourth annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival at the University of Minnesota Morris, and with it, the fourth annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival Contest.


A staged reading of the winning entry by the University of Minnesota Morris’s Meiningens Student Theater Group at the fourth annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival (March 28-29, 2014) and free registration for the festival workshops.


Open to all genres. Please note, though, that in addition to literary merit, a prime consideration in selecting a winner will be that the piece is stage-able within a 10–12 minute time period. Please keep this in mind as you are selecting pieces for submission.

Entry Fee

$10 per entry. Please make checks payable to the University of Minnesota, Morris. Please do not send cash.

Selection of the winning piece will be made by members of the Prairie Gate Literary Festival planning committee.

Deadline for submission

Postmark Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Contest results will be announced via e-mail. If you do not have an e-mail address, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with your submission for contest results.

Send 4 copies of your entry to:

Prairie Gate Literary Festival Contest
c/o English Discipline
University of Minnesota Morris
600 E. 4th St.
Morris, MN 56267

You may also drop off your submission in the Humanities Division Office, University of Minnesota Morris before 4:30 p.m. on January 15, 2014.

Submissions will not be returned.


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