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HPMEC to Host Annual Short Story Contest


PIGGOTT – The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) will sponsor its fourth annual short story contest. All submissions are due to the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum no later than April 3, 2017. Winners will be notified by May 1.

This is a statewide competition open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in an Arkansas college or university, regardless of major. The only stipulations are the submitted material must be an unpublished fictional short story on any subject matter no more than 2,500 words in length. Winners will receive a free spot in June’s writers’ retreat and will be invited to give a public reading at the museum.

This year’s contest will be judged by Andrea Hollander, the author of four full-length poetry collections: Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Woman in the Painting; The Other Life; and House Without a Dreamer, which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize.

Other honors include an Oregon Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes (in poetry and prose memoir), the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, the Runes Poetry Prize, two poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two from the Arkansas Arts Council.

Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, college textbooks and literary journals. For 22 years she served as the writer-in-residence at Lyon College, where she was awarded the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She lives in Portland, Ore., where she teaches workshops at the Attic Institute and Mountain Writers Series.

Students interested in the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Short Story Contest should contact the museum at (870) 598-3487 or email HPMEC director Adam Long at adamlong@astate.edu. The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, located in Piggott, Ark. More information can be found Hemingway.AState.edu.


Andrea Hollander