Submission Instructions

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1. Read the Rules for the contest and for each Category to which you hope to submit work. Remember that you may enter no more than three categories and that you may not enter any single piece in more than one category. In each poetry category, you may submit up to three poems. In each of the other categories, you may submit only one piece.

2. Select and perfect the work you will be submitting: no more than three poems in the general poetry category and two prose pieces (e.g. script, story, essay); no more than three poems in the metaphysical poetry category and two prose pieces; no more than three poems in the metaphysical poetry category, three poems in the general poetry category, and one prose piece; OR three prose pieces.

3. Remove your name and all identifying marks from each piece you intend to submit. Save your pieces in MS Word. If you intend to submit your pieces in hard copy rather than electronically, make two copies of the entire manuscript.

4. Review the description of each prize category and decide which is most appropriate for each piece you wish to submit. Remember that (excluding poetry) you may submit only one piece to each of no more than three categories. You may NOT submit the same piece in more than one category; this includes the two poetry categories.

5. Decide whether you will be submitting your manuscript electronically (via email to contest@hartford.edu) or in hard copy (to the hallway outside A212G). Choose the appropriate next steps in these instructions.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS:

6. After you have removed all of the identifying marks from your manuscript and saved it on your computer in MS Word, and have determined which of the categories is most appropriate for your entry, attach it to an email addressed to contest@hartford.edu.

7. In the SUBJECT box of your email, type in the appropriate Category name from the list below. If you do not direct your email to the correct category by typing the Category name into the SUBJECT box of your email, your entry will be invalid. Submit entries to separate categories in separate emails. (Poetry entries should be attached in one batch of 1-3 poems in one Word document rather than individually.) Submit to no more than three of the following categories: Poetry-A (general subjects); Poetry-N (metaphysical or philosophical subjects); Fiction; Drama; Personal Essay-Intro Class; Critical Essay-Intro Class; Personal Essay-Advanced Class; Critical Essay/American Lit-Advanced Class; Critical Essay/Other Lit-Advanced Class; Goldstein Essay.

8. In the email "Message" box, enter the title (or titles, in the case of Poetry) of your piece, your name, address, local phone number and correct email address. This will serve as your cover sheet!

9. Send the email, with your manuscript attached, the category to which you are submitting it identified in the email Subject box, and your title, name, address, and phone number in the email Message box to contest@hartford.edu.

10. Repeat steps 6-9 for each of no more than three entries in total. Remember that you may submit no more than three poems and two prose pieces, six poems and one prose piece, OR three prose pieces. Other than Poetry, you may not enter more than one piece in any category.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 3 p.m.

HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS:

6. Print out TWO COPIES (with no name or other identifying marks on the manuscripts) of EACH piece you plan to submit.

7. Print out a copy of the Cover Sheet for EACH of the categories you plan to enter.

8. Complete one cover sheet for the piece (or pieces, in the case of poetry) in each category you plan to enter. Staple one cover sheet to the top of two copies of the manuscript (a prose piece or batch of three poems) for each category you plan to enter. ONE COVER SHEET PER CATEGORY ENTRY!

9. Go to Auerbach 212g, and find the Writing Contest mailboxes in the hallway across from T. Stores' office. Place each entry into the correct mailbox. Remember that you may submit no more than three poems and two prose pieces, OR three prose pieces. Other than Poetry, you may not enter more than one piece in any category.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 3 p.m.