Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writers Award

full name / name of organization: 
Great Plains Writers' Conference, South Dakota State University
contact email: 
steven.wingate@sdstate.edu

The Great Plains Writers’ Conference, in cooperation with South Dakota State University’s American Indian Studies Program and American Indian Education and Cultural Center, announces the inaugural competition for a new annual award to encourage tribal writers in the early phases of their writing careers and to honor those of extraordinary merit and promise.

The winner, judged by AIS and AIECC, will receive an award of $500 and be invited to read at the Great Plains Writers’ Conference at SDSU March 24-26, 2013. This year’s conference focuses on examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.

WHO CAN SUBMIT: Writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota who have not yet published a book of creative writing.

WORK ACCEPTED: Fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, or the screenplay (20 double-spaced pages maximum) or poetry (15 pages maximum).

LOGISTICS: Send materials by February 8, 2013 to Emerging Tribal Writers Award, English Department, South Dakota State University Box 504, Brookings, SD 57007. There is no application fee. Finalists will be asked to demonstrate tribal enrollment to the AIS and AIECC.

For further information on the GPWC visit .

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
poetry
travel_writing