2014 National Essay Contest Deadline: May 15, 2014 [CLOSED]

PRIZE: $1,000 and publication in our Fall 2014 (Volume 16) issue!



David Shields is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen books, including, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead; Salinger (co-written by Shane Salerno); Reality Hunger, named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications; Black Planet, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Remote, winner of the PEN/Revson Award; and Dead Languages, winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle, where he is the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

Thank you to all who submitted their work! Submitters will be notified by July 1 the winner of the contest.