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"Forgotten" Writing Contest

Finlandia University Spring 2013 Writing Contest

Cash Prizes!

First Prize: $100 and publication

Honorable Mention: $50

Download a PDF of writing contest guidelines

Campus Read 2013Every day, we forget something: Someone's birthday, an errand, a name, or answers to that test that we studied so hard to pass. Why do we forget things both trivial and monumental? Entire nations conveniently forget (or refuse to acknowledge) significant historical events, such as the Armenian genocide revealed in the finlandia spring 2013 Campus Read The Gendarme.

What has been forgotten that should be remembered? It could be a personal event or notable person in your life. Perhaps you wish to go larger scale with a national, international, or universal happening. Bring the forgotten to the surface for reflection, reexamination, or resurrection through fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Whatever genre you chose, it should reflect the theme: "Forgotten."

Contest Guidelines

  • All submissions will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from North Wind Books
  • Open to all currently enrolled Finlandia University students
  • Submission deadline Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.
  • One entry per student
  • Entries must be submitted electronically to: rebecca.daly@finlandia.edu
  • Maximum length 1000 words (approximately 4 pages). Poetry submissions maximum of three poems.


  • Typed, double spaced
  • Standard margins

First page heading to include:

  • "Forgotten" writing contest
  • Title of submission (the name of your piece)
  • Your name, phone number & Finlandia e-mail (note: notification of winners will be made via Finlandia e-mail)
  • Winners will be notified no later than April 5, 2013 and announced on April 9, 2013, during Writer's Journey class held at the Chapel of St. Matthew (4:15 p.m.)
  • First-place winner will have work published by The Lion's Roar and in the fall 2013 issue of The Bridge.

Questions? Contact: Rebecca Daly at 906-487-7502 or rebecca.daly@finlandia.edu.