33rd Annual Lonesome Pine Short Story Contest

Sponsored by Lonesome Pine Arts and Crafts, Inc.

 

 

CONTEST RULES

  •  Stories will be accepted in three categories:
  Adult 

High School

(Grades 9-12)

Middle School 

(Grades 5-8) 

First Place 

$200 

$70 

$50 

Second Place 

$100 

$50 

$30 

Third Place 

$50 

$30 

$20 

  •  Only one (1) short story submission per author is allowed. (Authors may submit one entry in the short story contest AND one entry in the poetry contest. If you wish to enter both contests, your entries may be submitted together in one envelope, but they must be clearly marked.)
  • Maximum length: 1,700 words. Submissions must be typed and bound with paper clips (NO STAPLES!). Entries must be submitted on 8½ x 11 paper. Entries should be written in an easily legible typeface (such as Times New Roman, Arial, etc.). Please avoid elaborate or cursive typefaces. Font size should be at least 12 point and no larger than 14 point.
  • Deadline for submission: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 20th, 2020. Submissions must be in the MECC Foundation office located in Room 234 of Dalton Cantrell Hall by the deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Winners will be invited to accept their awards at the John Fox, Jr. Festival on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the Goodloe Center located in Phillips-Taylor Hall on the Mountain Empire Community College campus.
  • A typed cover page must accompany the story. It should include:
  • Name (Your name should appear ONLY on the cover page and NOT on the story)
  • Complete Address
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Alternate telephone number (if available)
  • Title of the story (Should appear on cover page AND the first page of the story)
  • Number of words in the story
  • Contest Category (adult, high school, or middle school)
  • Name of school (if submitted in the high school or middle school category)
  • DO NOT include any supplemental information with your entry (i.e. biographical data on the author, background information on the story, etc.). These items will NOT be read or considered by contest judges.
  • DO NOT include your name anywhere on the entry, except for the cover page. Judging is anonymous, and all identifying information will be removed from the story prior to judging.
  • Entries placing in the contest (first, second, third, or honorable mention) will be published on the Mountain Empire Community College website and in a booklet to be distributed to attendees at the John Fox, Jr. Festival. By entering the contest, an author consents to these methods of publication.

Mail entries to: Lonesome Pine Short Story Contest

Attn: Samantha Bevins

Mountain Empire Community College Foundation

3441 Mountain Empire Road

Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219

Contact: Samantha Bevins at (276) 523-7466; e-mail: spbevins@mecc.edu

 

16th Annual Lonesome Pine Poetry Contest 

Sponsored by Lonesome Pine Arts and Crafts, Inc.

 

CONTEST RULES

  •  Poetry will be accepted in three categories:
  Adult 

High School

(Grades 9-12)

Middle School 

(Grades 5-8) 

First Place 

$200 

$70 

$50 

Second Place 

$100 

$50 

$30 

Third Place 

$50 

$30 

$20 

  •  Only one (1) short story submission per author is allowed. (Authors may submit one entry in the short story contest AND one entry in the poetry contest. If you wish to enter both contests, your entries may be submitted together in one envelope, but they must be clearly marked.)
  • Maximum length: 1,700 words. Submissions must be typed and bound with paper clips (NO STAPLES!). Entries must be submitted on 8½ x 11 paper. Entries should be written in an easily legible typeface (such as Times New Roman, Arial, etc.). Please avoid elaborate or cursive typefaces. Font size should be at least 12 point and no larger than 14 point.
  • Deadline for submission: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 20th, 2020. Submissions must be in the MECC Foundation office located in Room 234 of Dalton Cantrell Hall by the deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Winners will be invited to accept their awards at the John Fox, Jr. Festival on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the Goodloe Center located in Phillips-Taylor Hall on the Mountain Empire Community College campus.
  • A typed cover page must accompany your poem.  It should include:
  • Name (Your name should appear ONLY on the cover page and NOT on the poem)
  • Complete Address
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Alternate telephone number (if available)
  • Title of the story (Should appear on cover page AND the first page of the poem)
  • Number of words in the story
  • Contest Category (adult, high school, or middle school)
  • Name of school (if submitted in the high school or middle school category)
  • DO NOT include any supplemental information with your entry (i.e. biographical data on the author, background information on the story, etc.). These items will NOT be read or considered by contest judges.
  • DO NOT include your name anywhere on the entry, except for the cover page. Judging is anonymous, and all identifying information will be removed from the story prior to judging.
  •  Entries placing in the contest (first, second, third, or honorable mention) will be published on the Mountain Empire Community College website and in a booklet to be distributed to attendees at the John Fox, Jr. Festival. By entering the contest, an author consents to these methods of publication.

Mail entries to: Lonesome Pine Poetry Contest 

Attn: Samantha Bevins

Mountain Empire Community College Foundation

3441 Mountain Empire Road

Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219

Contact: Samantha Bevins at (276) 523-7466; e-mail: spbevins@mecc.edu