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Are you a writer? The Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award deadline is Dec. 16

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Like to write? How'd you like $500 for your words?

The Lawrence Arts Center and the Raven Book Store are calling for submissions to the 2012 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award. The award is given to one poet and one fiction writer, and each winner receives $500.

To be eligible:

• Writer of poetry or fiction

• Writers currently living in Douglas County and who have lived here for one year prior to submission of materials

• 21 years old or older

• Writers who have published a book-length volume of poetry or fiction are not eligible. (Self-published works are exempted.)

• Previous winners not eligible

The application deadline for submissions is December 16. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically, via email. Information about submission guidelines can be found on the Lawrence Arts Center website, http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org/Storypages/2011/Langston-Hughes-Award.html

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