Announcing the 13th Annual Gerald F. Berlin Prize for Creative Writing Call for Student Submissions

Announcing the 13th Annual Gerald F. Berlin Prize for Creative Writing Call for Student Submissions

The Gerald F. Berlin Prize is awarded for creative writing, prose or poetry, written by UMass medical students, nursing students, graduate students, residents, and fellows based at UMass Medical School, Berkshire Medical Center or Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent's. Submission deadline: March 31, 2017.

Pen submissions

The Grand prize is $100, a reading at the Awards Ceremony in AMP III (S6-102) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (12:00-1:30), and publication in both Worcester Medicine, The Berkshire Medical Journal, and Streams of Consciousness. The Second and third prize winners will also have their work published in Streams of Consciousness.

A panel of three judges will review the submissions.

 

Guidelines for Authors:

Prose (short fiction or reflective essays):

• 12 pt., Double-spaced

• Judging will be "blind" to author information. Please include a separate cover page for the author's name, address, phone number, e-mail address and title.  This information should appear ONLY on a separate cover page.

• Not to exceed 2,000 words; number all pages

Poetry:

• Up to 3 poems in any style

• Judging will be "blind" to author information.  Please include a separate cover page for the author's name, address, phone number, e-mail address and title.  This information should appear ONLY on a separate cover page.

• Not to exceed 6 pages for the entire submission; please number all pages

 Be sure to disguise any patient details to protect confidentiality

Submit entries in electronic format by March 31, 2017 via e-mail to:Regina.Raboin@umassmed.edu

For more information about the Award, including the work of previous winners, please visit www.richardmberlin.com and go to the Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing Award section of the website.