APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED April 6-14
The Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarships will be awarded for 2023-24 in both Poetry and Creative Prose (complete short story, memoir, creative nonfiction piece, play, or screenplay).
This is the first time we have been able to award in both genres and we are excited to be able to do this going forward. Recent visiting writer Jessie van Eerden will serve as final judge. The competition is open to rising or continuing juniors or senior English majors who are concentrating in Creative Writing. Four poems are the entry for poetry; for Creative Prose, you may enter a complete short story, memoir, or creative nonfiction piece of up to 26 double-spaced pages, while plays or screenplays may be of any length as long as they are complete and in the conventional format. Any prose excerpts from longer works must appear complete and free-standing, not as excerpts. You may enter in both poetry and creative prose or in one genre. Entries will be through the new ASAP Scholarship Portal, but these are separate from any other entries you have made on the portal. The portal will be open specifically for Capote Scholarship Competition entries from April 6-14. Please look out for a flyer with instructions and please follow all format and other instructions on ASAP to be considered.
The awards will be made on the basis of the manuscripts and may be used for both or just one semester of 2023-24.
Format: poems may be single-spaced and need titles; fiction/memoir/creative nonfiction should be in standard format with pages numbered, double-spaced, 1-inch margins and no extra spaces between paragraphs except to mark transitions. Plays and screnplays should follow the conventional format for those genres. Submissions will be made in PDF format.
Scholarship Amounts: Each recipient will receive $2,310.50 ($1,155.25 for each semester). Once the application is open, students can apply by going directly to https://appstate.academicworks.com/opportunities/flexible.