Gaffney Personal/Creative Non-Fiction Essay Contest

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Wilbur Gaffney Personal/Creative Non-Fiction Essay Contest

Undergraduate Literary Contest Entry Form

One award: $200. Entries can include personal, expository, or creative non-fiction essays, and should demonstrate originality, clarity, and rhetorical purpose and effectiveness.

Contest Details

  • One essay per entrant (5,000 words or less).
  • Do not put your name anywhere in the submitted file or the filename.
  • File must be a PDF or Word document (.pdf, .doc or .docx) following this format:
    • 12 pt font
    • black text
    • double-spaced
    • 1" margins

Questions? Contact Guy Reynolds, Undergraduate Committee Chair, at greynolds2@unl.edu.

Eligibility InformationAll Literary Contests