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2018 contest info updated!

2018 contest information is now online. See details and entry forms for the Best American Newspaper Narratives contest, the Mayborn Fellowship in Biography, the Young Spurs essay contest, the Mayborn's book manuscript contest, and the Ten Spurs contest (which seeks both personal essay and reported narrative entries) on this website.

Deadlines are as follows:

Best American Newspaper Narratives contest – Feb. 1, 2018

2017 Contest Deadlines

Be sure and get your entries in to the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference writing contests and join us July 21-23 in Grapevine, Texas, when The Tribe reconvenes for another weekend of the country's most talented storytellers sharing their stories, life-changing experiences and expertise with you.