WATERTOWN — The English department at Jefferson Community College is now accepting submissions for its 2019 North Country Writer’s Contest open to residents and friends of the region.

There is no entry fee. The deadline for submission is Dec. 6.

The contest consists of the following genres:

— Poetry, not to exceed 100 lines

— Short fiction, 1,000 to 3,000 words

— Essay/nonfiction, 1000 to 3000 words

Submissions must reflect a connection to the north country, be previously unpublished, in letter quality and be double-spaced (poetry excepted). A maximum of three submissions will be considered from any one participant. Winners of the 2018 writing contest may submit works in a different category.

The title and genre of the submission, author’s name, address, telephone number, email address and word count must appear on a separate cover page; only the title should appear on the manuscript. Entries will not be returned.

The award for each genre is $100 and publication on JCC’s website. Honorable mention will receive $25 and online publication.

Submissions are preferred electronically as an attachment in rich text (.rtf) or PDF format emailed to ncwriterscontest@sunyjefferson.edu. Alternatively, submissions can be addressed to: North Country Writers Contest, English Department, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

Award recipients are requested to give a reading of their work at the North Country Writers Coffeehouse Reading at JCC at 7 p.m. March 10.

For more information, contact the JCC English Department at 315-786-2328 or email jjones3@sunyjefferson.edu.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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