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Winner Announced LIVE on Facebook

Wednesday, July 15th @ 5:30 PM


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Step 1 - Participant Registration

Entry Submission is a 2-step process:

1. Complete Participant Registration

2. Attach Submission via email under Entry Submission button

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Step 2 - Submit Entry

Submissions via mail:

Vicksburg Cultural Arts Council

PO Box 209

Vicksburg MI 49097

or submit online:

Email Your Entry Submission

Event Schedule and Deadlines

April 1 to June 15

Submissions Accepted

Online or mail to VCAC


due to COVID-19

Writing Clinics

VCAC, 105 S Main St, Vicksburg MI 49097

July 15


Winners announced LIVE via Facebook

September 15


Book Release and Signing Celebration

Rim & Rail Weddings and Events, 343 W Prairie, Vicksburg MI 49097

Scoring Criteria


short story, fiction, something made up


Download Fiction Rubric


memoir, something based in truth


Download Non-Fiction Rubric


a poem, any style


Download Poetry Rubric

Graphic Novel

story in comic book format


Download Graphic Novel Rubric


script with direct theme or message from one angle


Download Screenplay Rubric

One-Act Play

script with only one act and one or more scenes


Download One-Act Play Rubric