HPMEC Announces Writing Contest

Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) of Piggott is sponsoring a short story writing contest. The contest is open to all Arkansas college students at the undergraduate level. Contest organizers note students pursuing any major may participate.

Writers' submissions must be no longer than five pages and all genres are welcome. But, museum officials were quick to note plagiarized entries will not be accepted.

Director Dr. Adam Long noted the museum has secured a judge with outstanding credentials to oversee the competition.

"Naomi Wood, author of "Mrs. Hemingway," will judge the contest," Long explained. "Wood is a writer based in London, England. She was a fully funded resident scholar at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and was the British Library's 2012 Eccles Centre Writer in Resident."

Entries must be submitted as an email attachment in Word format. The entry process also specifies that each entrant must provide pertinent information at the top of the page. This must include their name, email address, mailing address, phone number, major, classification and college or university they attend.

The deadline for entries is Monday, March 31 and writers should email their entries to hemingwaypfeiffer@gmail.com

The winners will be announced on Monday, April 28 by museum officials.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site and is located at 1021 West Cherry Street, Piggott. Tours are on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Those wanting additional information may inquire to Long at the email address above, or call the museum at 870 598-3487.

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