Contest entries must contain the writer’s name and address on a separate title page, be in type, and submitted as clear, hard copy on Friday of the Festival at the festival registration table. Entries may be in each of three genres per participant, yet only one poem, one story, and/or one nonfiction piece may be submitted. Previously published works will be considered.

There will be two categories–high school students on one hand, all others on the other–of cash awards for first place in each of three genres–poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

The judges reserve the right to decline to award a prize in one or more of the genres. Judges will be the editorial staff of Seems, excluding the festival coordinator, Jodie Mortag.

Only workshop participants are eligible for awards.