A&U is currently accepting entries for the second annual Christopher Hewitt Award through July 1, 2014.

Fiction/Poetry/Drama/Nonfiction Contest

An award will be given in each of four categories: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Creative Nonfiction.

The winner in each genre will receive a $50 prize and will have his or her work featured in A&U’s annual Summer Reading Issue. Winners will be selected by our editors. If any genre lacks a clear winner, fewer than four awards may be given. All entries will be considered for publication.


-All submissions must be related directly or indirectly to HIV/AIDS, including but not limited to personal, historical, international, and political perspectives on HIV/AIDS.

-Poetry can be any length/style; Fiction, Drama, and Creative Nonfiction (includes essays/memoirs) should be no longer than 1,200 words. Excerpts from longer works are accepted. All entries must be previously unpublished.

-Email submissions as Word or PDF attachments to aumaglit [at] gmail [dot] com. In the subject heading of your email, include Your Name, the Genre, and the word “Award.” For example: “Chris Smith, Nonfiction, Award.” Do NOT include your name on the manuscript itself.

-Multiple submissions are accepted.

The deadline is July1st, 2014. There is no entry fee.

For more information, visit here.

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