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Submissions sought for Capote creative writing scholarship competition

BOONE—Poetry submissions are being accepted for the $3,300 Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in Creative Writing for 2014-15. The competition is open to rising junior and senior English majors at Appalachian State University who are concentrating in creative writing or who intend to do so. English secondary education undergraduates who have taken two or more creative writing courses may also enter.

Submissions will be accepted in the Department of English office in Sanford Hall from Tuesday, March 18, through Friday, March 21, at 1 p.m. Instructions for submitting work and more information about the scholarship are available online.

The competition will be judged by Becky Gould Gibson, author of two prize-winning chapbooks of poetry and three full-length volumes, “First Life,” “Need-Fire” and “Aphrodite’s Daughter.”

Her latest book of poetry, “Heading Home,” won the Lena Shull Poetry Book Award of the North Carolina Poetry Society and is forthcoming in April from Main Street Rag.

She retired from Guilford College in 2009.

Named for the author of the novels “In Cold Blood” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the Truman Capote Literary Trust Award in Creative Writing was established at Appalachian by contributions from the Truman Capote Literary Trust to support the Department of English’s creative writing concentration.The annual scholarship competition alternates between poetry and creative prose.