The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize

drake university logoThe Freeman Family and the Drake University Department of English invite authors to submit outstanding unpublished non-fiction essays of up to 3500 words on the subject [[ THE STUPID LITTLE THING THAT SAVED ME ]]. Students and faculty of Drake University will read all entries and choose the finalists. The winner will be selected by final judge Emily Rapp.

Prizes: The winner will be awarded $500, published in The Rumpus, and brought to Drake University in February 2016 to read from the winning essay and speak at a public event.
Deadline: September 1, 2015.
Entry fee: Free

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