April 13th, 2021 §
Former SPU English major and public-school teacher Shaun McMichael will offer another online training workshop for the Pongo Poetry Project later this month. Pongo is a Seattle nonprofit that empowers at-risk youth through the art of poetry. Emeritus SPU English professor Doug Thorpe chairs the Pongo board.
To learn more about the organization, visit www.pongoteenwriting.org
March 12th, 2021 §
The Norton Writer’s Prize recognizes outstanding original nonfiction by undergraduates. The contest is open to students age seventeen and above who are enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college or university during the 2020-2021 academic year. Three cash prizes of $1,000 apiece will be awarded in 2021 for coursework submitted during the academic year, one in each of the following three categories:
• Writing by a first-year student in a two- or four-year college or university
• Writing by a student in a two-year college or university
• Writing by a student in a four-year college or university
Submissions must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length. Literacy narratives, literary and other textual analyses, reports, profiles, evaluations, arguments, memoirs, proposals, multimodal pieces, and other forms of original nonfiction will be considered if written by a student age seventeen or above in fulfillment of an undergraduate course requirement at an eligible institution. Entries submitted in accordance with the Official Contest Rules will be considered for all applicable prizes, but no more than one prize will be awarded to any single entry. Current and former students of individuals acting as judges are not eligible to enter or win, and any entry recognized by any of the judges will be automatically disqualified.
The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2021.
March 5th, 2021 §
The John Perkins Center is hosting this annual writing competition for students enrolling or enrolled at SPU. The Perkins Prize honors the legacy of John Perkins’s work in reconciliation and Christian community development. Entries are due by April 2, 2021. The winner will receive a $1,000 SPU tuition scholarship. Visit the Perkins Prize web page for detailed information.
February 26th, 2021 §
Seattle Met is seeking smart and resourceful interns for its editorial department, located in Seattle, Washington. It is now accepting applications for summer and fall internships in all beats, or areas of concentration: News, Food and Drink, the Arts, Style, and Travel.
Seattle Met accepts applications on a rolling basis for all terms (winter, spring, summer, fall). Applications will be accepted until spots are filled.
Applicants should send a single PDF containing a cover letter, which should indicate desired term or start date (for example, “fall” or “September 13”); a resume; the names and contact info for three references; three brief writing samples. (If applicants don’t have clips, they should write two event listings and one blog post in the style of Seattle Met.) Please send to Managing Editor, Sarah Nipper, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure the word “Internship” appears in the subject line, or the message may not reach its destination.
February 18th, 2021 §
Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service and is currently a junior? If so, we encourage you to nominate the student for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship by March 5.
More information can be found on the University Ministries Student Leaders web page.