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In conjunction with the “FrankenTerps” celebration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies and the Libraries are sponsoring a Literary Competition for University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students.

All submissions should reflect in some way on “Frankenstein.” We will choose a graduate student winner and an undergraduate winner. The prize for each is $100.

Winners will be announced and have an opportunity to read from their work at a ceremony on October 31, 2018, at 6:00 pm, in 6137 McKeldin Library, as part of the FrankenReads Marathon & Celebration.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Do not include any identifying information in the document containing your work. Your name, UID, and bio should be in a separate document.
  2. 2.) Only University of Maryland students may submit, and students must offer a valid UID.
  3. You must include a brief bio, which will be publicized along with your work, should you win an award. Double-space your bio.
  4. Work should be submitted in a word processing document (.doc, .docx, .rtf, but not .pages).
  5. You may submit 3 poems or up to 20 pages of fiction or nonfiction. You may only submit in one genre (poetry, fiction, or nonfiction).
  6. Prose must be double-spaced. Poetry may be single- or double-spaced.
  7. If you submit multiple pieces, and they are a group, you may submit them as a single file. Otherwise, submit each distinct work as a separate file.
  8. If a piece is multilingual, it should be accompanied by an English translation in the document file.

The deadline to submit is October 22 at 5:00 pm.