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LAND writing contest has cash prizes

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Jayden Hewitt

By Jayden Hewitt
Staff Writer

For all students with a passion for creative writing, LCC and the state of Michigan have a competition for students to earn cash for writing.

All students registered for classes in the spring, summer or fall semesters of 2022 are welcome to submit fiction, essay or poetry pieces to the 2023 Liberal Arts for Development (LAND) writing competition. LAND is a competition for students at two-year colleges.

Entries must be in by Friday, Dec 2. Each category (fiction, essay, poetry) will have a first-, second- and third-place cash prize.

The first-place winner receives $100, the second-place entry receives $75 and the third-place finisher gets $25.

In addition, the top two entries in each category will be submitted to the statewide LAND competition.

LCC Professor of Writing Rosalie Petrouske said she believes writers can benefit from entering.

“Competing helps students grow as writers, especially when they work to make their entry the best it can be,” Petrouske said. “It will also look good on a college application. Additionally, submitting to writing contests is a great way to gain credibility as a writer/author.”

There are some requirements for writers looking to submit: fiction and essays must be fewer than 2,000 words, and poems must be 50 lines or less.

For more information on how to submit, or for general questions, visit the English Department in room 2203, in the A&S Building. For more information click here, contact Petrouske at petrousr@lcc.edu or contact an English instructor.

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