Entries sought for creative writing awards

Submissions are being accepted for the 2008 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards.

Poetry and fiction writers who have lived in Douglas County for at least a year, are 21 or older, have not published a book-length volume of poetry or fiction and have not previously won the Langston Hughes aware are eligible.

Applications consist of a resume, writing samples and a completed application form, which can be picked up at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Application deadline is Thursday.

Winners – each of whom will receive $500 – will be notified in early January and honored at a reception on Feb. 1, the anniversary of Hughes’ birthday.

The award is co-sponsored by the Lawrence Arts Center and the Raven Bookstore.