JCU Summer Conference and Short Story Writing Contest: Flannery O’Connor

a-good-man-is-hard-to-findThis summer John Cabot University will host a conference on the writer Flannery O’Connor. The conference will be dedicated to exploring O’Connor’s vast influence on literature and the arts, and how this author’s legendary style continues to reverberate in countless artistic projects.

The “Moved by Wonder Short Story Contest” will challenge student writers to rework, re-imagine, or pay homage to O’Connor’s seminal short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find”. Students are required to use the story as a starting point for generating their own work of original short fiction, and are encouraged to use any aspect of O’Connor’s short story such as a character, a line of dialogue, a single image or any other detail that inspires them.

First, Second, and Third place will have their stories published on the JCU Institute for Creative Writing & Literary Translation Blog. First and Second place will both be invited to present a portion of their work in conjunction with the Moved by Wonder conference in June. First place will, in addition, win the publication of an e-book through The JCU Institute for Creative Writing & Literary Translation. The contest is open to ANY enrolled undergraduate college student currently studying in the US or abroad.

The submission deadline is Friday, May 30th. For more information and to learn how to apply, visit our website.

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