Phoebe’s First-Ever Nonfiction Contest! UPDATED

Phoebe’s first-ever nonfiction contest!

$250 Grand Prize. Runners up published online.

Phoebe is also excited to welcome Shauna Cross (novelist and screenwriter of “Whip It!”) as the judge.



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Phoebe is excited to welcome Shauna Cross as the judge for our first-ever nonfiction contest. Cross is a screenwriter and author, popular with critics and readers alike. Her own experiences in the world of roller derby sport inspired the novel Derby Girl. She later turned the novel into a screenplay for the movie Whip It!, an independent film directed by Drew Barrymore and starring Ellen Page. Cross is currently working on several screenplays for upcoming films.

$250 Grand Prize and Publication

~ Runners Up Published Online ~

Entries should be mailed in and postmarked by December 1st, 2010 and must include a $15 reading fee + subscription ($10 for the reading fee sans subscription) payable to Phoebe/GMU. Note: Online submissions are not being accepted for the contest at this time. 15 page maximum.

ON YOUR ENVELOPE, please indicate: Nonfiction Contest

PHOEBE: A Journal of Literature & Art


George Mason University

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

Winners of the contest will be announced January 1st, 2011, at which time the runners up will be published on our website. The grand prize winner will be published in our Spring ‘11 Issue, as well as online at that time.Questions? Comments? Comment below or email us today:!

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