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GUIDELINES

  • The contest deadline is DECEMBER 15, 2017. Mailed entries must be postmarked by that date.

  • The author submitting the best piece of original, unpublished nonfiction will be awarded $1000, publication of the work in Rosebud, and three copies of the contest issue.

  • Four runners-up will receive $100 and publication.

  • Ideal length is 3500 words or less.  Longer pieces, up to 4500 words, will be considered, but are not encouraged.

  • Entries may be any kind of nonfiction, including essays of all kinds, nature and travel writing, and memoirs.

  • Names may appear on manuscripts.

  • Every entry should have a cover letter and brief biography included.

  • The entry fee is $20, which includes a three-issue subscription to Rosebud, or a three-issue extension to a current subscription.

  • Questions may be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

 

To enter using snail mail:


Make checks payable to Rosebud / XJ Kennedy Award.

Send entries to: X.J. Kennedy Award; c/o Roderick Clark; N3310 Asje Road; Cambridge, WI  53523.  
Include contact info and delivery address.

 

 

To enter electronically:


Submit your payment below, and send your entry via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

 

Submit payment online:

 

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