National Writers Series: Life in the Time of the Virus Essay Contest

  • About

    Life in the Time of the Virus is an essay contest challenging writers to tell different stories.  We want stories about the conversation in the middle of the crisis.  Can you give us place, smell, weather, sound, the person speaking, the person listening, and what their conversation is about in the midst of this virus?

    We are accepting submissions from anywhere in the world, but prizes will be awarded to those living in the five-county area: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Kalkaska.

    We ask that submissions be truthful, civil in tone, with no profanity or personal attacks.

    You may make more than one entry but are eligible for only one prize. Please limit your submission to 1,000 words or less.

    Judging of submissions will begin on June 30, 2020 and announced at our summer fundraiser on August 22nd.