Harriett A. Rose Legacies Contest

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 4, 5:00 pm
PRIZES: $100 for first place; $50 for second place
Writers over age 55 are invited to submit poems, stories, essays, or memoirs drawn from the writer’s personal history. This contest is named in honor of former Carnegie nonfiction class participant Harriett Rose who, while in her upper 70s, started a 16-year career as a local newspaper columnist and then at age 95 published her autobiography; she died in 2021 at age 100. Her accomplishments remind us it is never too late to pursue your writing dreams. Entries will be judged by a qualified panel.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Manuscripts should be limited to 1,500 words (about five, typed, double-spaced pages, which may include up to five poems). Please use the registration button below to submit a $10 reading fee per entry. Once you have registered, submit your entries via email to INFO@CarnegieCenterLex.org. In the email, please include the writer’s name, address, email address, phone number, and date of birth; names and contact information should NOT appear on the manuscript itself. Entries must be received by Friday, February 4, 2022, 5:00 pm.

If you prefer to send your entry via snail mail, send to:
ATTN: Harriett A. Rose Legacies Contest
Carnegie Center
251 W. Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Please include a cover sheet with the required information and ensure postmark by the submission deadline.

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