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 members of the UMMS community, including 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 and publication in both Worcester Medicine and The Berkshire Medical Journal. Finalists will also have the opportunity to read excerpts from their work at the Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 12:00-1:30pm, in Amp III (S6 102).

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.