New England Essay Contest

September 21 is the deadline for submissions!

Date

Sep
21
Friday
September 21, 2012
5:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

We at Harvard Book Store hail from regions far and wide, but we share a special place in our hearts for our current stomping ground, New England. Home to baseball mania and lobster cookouts, bitter winters and peaceful beaches, picturesque towns and bustling cities, our history-laden corner of the country has long inspired writers to put pen to paper.

Conveniently, Harvard Book Store is holding an essay contest for short essays set in or about New England. They must be no more than 1,500 words. We will begin accepting submissions on Monday, August 13, and the final deadline is Friday, September 21. After selecting the best of the best, we will print them in a book, using our own in-store print-on-demand machine, Paige M. Gutenborg!

All essays must be original and previously unpublished. The contributors we select to be included in the as-yet-untitled collection will receive a copy of the book and an invitation to read their work at Harvard Book Store on Wednesday, October 31. Harvard Book Store will acquire first, non-exclusive print rights.

To submit: Please email no more than one essay to essay@harvard.com. Include your submissions in the body of the email; do not send your essay as an attachment. Please include your name, street address, and phone number. All submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday, September 21.

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