Ends on February 28, 2019

$17.00 USD

Winner will receive a full tuition waiver for a 2019 SLS program of their choice, and online publication with Scoundrel Time.


  • Submit a personal essay/piece of creative nonfiction addressing any topic related to the general theme of threats against democracy and human rights, whether that applies to groups, cultures, individuals, or landscapes. 
  • Essays must not exceed 4000 words.
  • Each submission must be original, unpublished work.
  • You may submit more than once (and in multiple categories) so long as each submission is separate, and accompanied by the $17 USD reading fee.
  • You may attach your work as a DOC, DOCX, or PDF. 
  • Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript itself, please.

  Many thanks, and we look forward to reading your work!