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
Portals to the Sacred from a Jungian Perspective, which is
available for purchase.
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’
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:
Here are the prizes:
1st Prize, $1000; 2nd Prize, $500; 3rd Prize,
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
Winners will be
announced by December 1, 2012.
We are accepting
entries through October 1, 2012.
Send inquiries to
Details for Submission:
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
development (clarity, creativity, Jungian perspective)
Writing style, composition and organization
• 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.
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
• $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
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.
copyright permissions if required (see rules above)
Preferred submission method: E-mail manuscripts to
• Alternative submission
method: Manuscripts may be mailed to Kathryn Stinson, Healing on
Humphrey, 4049 Humphrey St., St. Louis, MO 63116
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