Calling All Student Writers

GCTC is sponsoring its fourth annual short fiction and poetry contest. We are also adding a new category this year, creative non-fiction (personal narratives, descriptive or reflective essays).

A panel of judges will determine winners in all categories and selected entries will be included in the 2009 edition of Voices, an annual literary anthology highlighting GCTC student writers.

Winners will receive first, second, or third place plaques and be honored at the GCTC Night of Excellence Ceremony in April.

Submission Guidelines:

  • All entries should be typed and submitted via email to Voices editor, Jimmy Combs @ jcombs0172@kctcs.edu
  • Please submit all writings in Microsoft Word
  • Poetry should be no longer than 50 lines
  • Short fiction and creative non-fiction essays should be no longer than 1000 words/ Four double-spaced pages
  • Please submit with each piece, a brief autobiography and a digital photo (also electronically). Pieces without these items will be disqualified.

Contest Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2010

Winners will be notified by email

For more information, please contact:
Melissa Fry at 859-442-1179 / melissa.fry@kctcs.edu