Undergraduate Vreeland Awards

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The Vreeland Awards for Poetry and Prose

Undergraduate Literary Contest Entry Form

Two prizes ($500 each): one for poetry and one for prose (fiction and/or creative nonfiction). Material: (1) a portfolio of representative work in the genre in which you’re submitting, and (2) a brief cover letter that offers insight into your experience with creative writing at UNL.

Contest Details

  • One portfolio per entrant.
    • Poetry portfolios are limited to 20 pages or 20 individual poems
    • Prose portfolios (fiction and/or creative non-fiction) are limited to two pieces of original work, double-spaced (approximately 10,000 words)
  • Additional requirement: a brief cover letter that offers insight into your experience with creative writing at UNL.
    • While your portfolio must be either all prose or all poetry, you may speak in your cover letter of your work in multiple genres.
  • 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, if prose
    • 1" margins

Questions? Contact Timothy Schaffert, Director of Creative Writing, at tschaffert2@unl.edu.

Eligibility InformationAll Literary Contests