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Student Media Office
P.O. Box 842010
Richmond, VA 23284
Limit of 4 fiction pieces. Each piece should be no longer than 15 pages, please double space. Send in your best. Any genre will be accepted, just keep it interesting.
Limit of 4 nonfiction pieces. Each piece should be no longer than 15 pages, please double space. Send in your best. All genres accepted.
Creative nonfiction is one of the hardest categories to define. Simply calling them memoirs would be an injustice. A good piece of nonfiction would take you into somebody else’s life, thoughts, pains, and persuasions without turning into a middle school essay on what they did over summer vacation. Check out Patricia Monaghan’s “Physics and Grief” which won the Pushcart Prize of 2005.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Million Little Pieces by James Frey
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell’s Angels by Hunter S Thompson
Or check out the nonfiction on Blackbird
Funny, depressing, chilling, unbelievable, or comforting, you have a full range of possibilities. Just don’t make it boring.
Limit of 6 poetry pieces. Any school/method/type will be accepted, including but not limited to prose/free verse, songs, odes, ballads, epics, fables, or experimental poetry. No limits on expression or subjects.
Limit of two pieces, single spaced to not exceed 15 pages each. Send in your best pieces. No limits on style or subject.
Limit of five pieces. A title is suggested, not required, Please include dimensions and media of original piece. If you have no electronic copy, we do have access to a digital camera at our office; request appointments/meeting for pictures at email@example.com
No limits on expression.