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A prize of $10,000 and a two-month residency at Lake Forest College is given annually to a prose poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer to complete an innovative work-in-progress. The winner also receives publication of his or her manuscript by &NOW Books, an imprint of Lake Forest College Press, with distribution by Northwestern University Press. Writers who are under the age of 40 and who have not published a book are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit up to 30 pages of prose poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, a project statement, and a curriculum vitae. The deadline is March 1; only the first 200 entries will be considered. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Lake Forest College, Madeleine P. Plonsker Residency, English Department, P.O. Box A16, 555 North Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. (847) 735-5274. Joshua Corey, Contact.