Submission Guidelines + Entry Forms

Update! While the Literary Arts Festival will not be happening as planned due to the current COVID-19 guidelines for public safety, the LAF Writing Competition is still taking place. Authors with winning submissions will be notified by the end of March. 

Submissions are now open for the 2020 City Tech Literary Arts Festival Writing Competition. The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2020. 

Please join us for the 39th Annual City Tech Literary Arts Festival on April 2nd, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the New Academic Complex Theater at 285 Jay Street.

2020 Submission Guidelines 

Students can only submit one entry per category. However, students are welcome to submit to multiple categories.

-We are no longer running a Faculty and Staff category.

Submissions are being accepted directly on this OpenLab site (please scroll down for the submission forms).

Please review the following category descriptions, to make sure you are submitting to the right category. Then click on the appropriate link to begin the submissions process.

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Please remove your name and identifying information from the submission attachment to allow for anonymous review of your work. Your name and other identifying information should be included in the form provided so that we can contact winners.
  • Attach your entry as a Word document
  • Please double check that you are submitting your work for the appropriate award category

Please note: you must be signed into a google account to upload your submission using the form provided.

If you do not have a google account, or if you have questions about your submission, please contact: CityTechLAF@gmail.com

ADOLPHUS LEE POETRY AWARD

  • 1 poem

Adolphus Lee Poetry Award Submission form

CHARLES MATUSIK FICTION AWARD

  • 1 short story, not to exceed 3000 words

Charles Matusik Fiction Award Submission Form

KAY-HIRSCH LITERARY CRITICISM AWARD

  • 1 textual analysis

Kay-Hirsch Literary Criticism Award Submission Form

 LOU RIVERS DRAMA AWARD

  • 1 one-act play, not to exceed 3000 words

Lou Rivers Drama Award Submission Form

MICHELE FORSTEN ADVOCACY AWARD

  • For writing in any genre that advocates the importance of equal rights

Michele Forsten Advocacy Award Submission Form

WALTER-SCANLON CREATIVE NON-FICTION AWARD

  • Essay/article/research paper/ memoir

Walter-Scanlon Creative Non-Fiction Award Submission Form