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Awards to Attend the Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15

The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference offers student awards (registration waivers) to the annual conference. Four award categories are open to all students attending a community college or university in the U.S. 
 
To be eligible for the awards, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be able to attend the entire weekend of the Mayborn Conference scheduled July 22-24, 2016. 

 

Minority Awards sponsored by The Dallas Morning News
The minority student awards are sponsored by The Dallas Morning News and are open to all students enrolled in a community college or university in the U.S. Applicants must submit a published or unpublished writing sample, letter of application, transcript and two reference letters. 

Five awards available. Awards cover registration, meals, and two nights lodging at the Conference.

Click here for the application.

 

The Mayborn Emerging Writer Awards
To help identify and train up-and-coming narrative writers under the age of 40, George Getschow and Mayborn literary agent, David Patterson, have created two scholarships covering conference registration. Professional writers working for newspapers, magazines, alt-weeklies, and other digital and print publishers are eligible. So are undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in writing programs (such as journalism, English, history, biography, MFA in Creative Nonfiction. etc) at the Mayborn and other universities around the country. Award winners will be selected by the donors and by three distinguished narrative writers.

To be eligible for the awards, candidates must submit two narrative stories (published in print or on-line).

Click here for the application.

 

El Futuro Literario Award
To be eligible, you must be a writer covering Hispanic issues or a Hispanic professional writer working for a newspaper, magazine or alt weekly. Hispanic digital or print publishers are also eligible as well as Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in writing programs (such as journalism, English, history, biography, MFA in Creative Nonfiction. etc) at the Mayborn and other universities around the country, including junior colleges. Award winners will be selected by the donors and by a group of professional writers. To be eligible candidates must submit two writing samples (published in print or on-line) or a personal essay. An award covers conference registration and contest entry fees for award winners who want to enter one of the Mayborn's writing contests.

Two awards are available. One award will cover conference registration, hotel and contest entry fee; the other award will cover conference registration and the contest entry fee only.

Click here for the application.

 

The Green Light Award
To be eligible, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.

Award winners will be selected by the donors and by a group of professional writers. To be eligible candidates must submit a letter of application stating why you deserve the award, along with two published or unpublished writing samples that showcases your skills as a narrative writer.

Two awards are available to cover conference registration only.

Click here for application.

 

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