C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis Writing Contest

When we held our first writing contest in 2010, we were astounded by the results, as were those who attended our 2011 conference, Jung in the Heartland: Portals to the Sacred II, where winning entries were read and performed in person. We received so many high quality entries from talented authors that we knew another contest in conjunction with our 2013 conference must be a high priority.

Winning entries from the last contest were also published in our book,
Portals to the Sacred from a Jungian Perspective
, which is available for purchase.

One reader shared the following experience:

"I was visiting with A this evening and we were reading from the "Portals to the Sacred" collection of essays…and I was struck once again by the poignancy and deep reflections which they contain… And after reading these essays, I was struck by another feeling: a feeling of being a part of this beautiful tradition, this way of looking at and experiencing the world in a thoughtful and analytical way, but also with wide wonder and mystery- i.e. this ‘Jungian’ tradition."

In preparation for our upcoming 2013 conference, we are pleased and excited to invite submissions of essays or creative non-fiction on the theme of the conference:

 Healing through the Numinous

Here are the prizes: 
1st Prize, $1000; 2nd Prize, $500; 3rd Prize, $250.

Here's where the winning entries can be heard, so mark your calendar!

Jung in the Heartland Conference: Healing through the Numinous, September 5-8, 2013.

 Complete details about submitting entries are below.

Winners will be announced by December 1, 2012.

We are accepting entries through October 1, 2012.

Send inquiries to cgjungstlwriting@sbcglobal.net

Begin now! 

Details for Submission: 
Judging Criteria
Primary consideration will be given to the entry’s originality and its contribution to knowledge and insights from a Jungian perspective regarding the theme. Entries will be judged on:
• Substance and originality
• Idea development (clarity, creativity, Jungian perspective)
• Writing style, composition and organization

Winning Entries
• Monetary prizes are: $1000 first prize, $500 second prize, $250 third prize
• Winning entries will be read at the Jung in the Heartland Conference: Healing through the Numinous, Sept 5-8th, 2013
• Winners will be announced by December 1, 2012. All contestants will be notified by email of the judges’ decision.

• Entries will be accepted through October 1, 2012. No late entries will be accepted.
• Maximum length is 4,000 words.
• For entries that include images, original artwork is encouraged. If the images are not the work of the author, copyright permissions must be obtained prior to submission and included with the manuscript.
• All submissions must be original and no previously published works, or works accepted for publication elsewhere, are eligible. Work may be under consideration elsewhere but must be withdrawn from the competition if accepted elsewhere for publication.
• The C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis reserves the right of first publication both online and in print.
• Current board members of the C. G. Jung Society of St. Louis are not eligible to enter.

Entry Fee
• $20 for each entry (each participant may submit up to 3 entries; see below for online payment)
• Preferred payment method: Paypal through our website: www.cgjungstl.org.
• Alternative payment method: Checks may be mailed to Kathryn Stinson, Healing on Humphrey, 4049 Humphrey St., St. Louis, MO 63116

Manuscript Preparation & Submission
• Submissions must be in Microsoft Word format, size 12, Times New Roman font.
• Include a cover sheet with your name, address, telephone number and email address. All information identifying the author should appear only on the cover sheet and not on subsequent pages. This allows us to separate your name from the submission for anonymity during judging.
• Include copyright permissions if required (see rules above)
• Preferred submission method: E-mail manuscripts to CGJungSTLWriting@sbcglobal.net.
• Alternative submission method: Manuscripts may be mailed to Kathryn Stinson, Healing on Humphrey, 4049 Humphrey St., St. Louis, MO 63116

Pay your entry fee online!  

Writing Contest Entry Fee:  $20

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