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Annual Prose Awards Open Call

guild.jpgThe Guild Literary Complex has announced the open submission period for its Annual Prose Awards for Short Fiction and Non-Fiction. Every fall, The Guild acknowledges emerging and established writers via a judged competition and recognition event at the historic Chopin Theatre in Chicago.

The Guild invites Illinois residents ages 18 and older to submit one work of either fiction or non-fiction, up to 1,000 words. Writers of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to submit, and all themes and subjects are welcome. Three semi-finalists from each category will read their work at the Prose Awards event, with a cash prize of $500 going to one author in each category.

The deadline to submit is Thursday, October 22 (5:00 pm). A full list of submission guidelines can be found on The Guild's website. The recognition event will be held on Thursday, November 12, 7:30 pm at the Chopin Theater (1543 West Division Street).

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