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Write Outside Yourself: Haunts and Horrors
The UVU University & Community Writing Centers are accepting submissions for Vol. IV of Write Outside Yourself. Student writers in Utah junior high/middle or high schools may submit original works of writing for a chance to be guided through the publishing process, published in a print and online journal, and recognized at a celebration in June 2017.
Authors whose stories are accepted will receive a copy of the journal and are eligible to receive additional honors celebrating the merit of their newly-published works.
This year, the UVU Writing Center is calling for “Haunts and Horrors.” Fictional stories and poetry, from horror to science fiction are all welcome.
Whether it be ghosts, demons, creatures, aliens, or rogue AI, horror and sci-fi lets us explore the darker side of ourselves, deal with the worst outcomes of "what if," and serve as an attempt to make sense of the unknown. Culturally, these stories can also serve as cautionary tales.
Popular literature includes pieces that address the following questions:
Story themes might include but are not limited to
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Entries are due at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.
Submissions will be judged in a double-blind reading by a panel of writing center staff, and notice of publication will be emailed on Monday, February 6th, 2017.