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

Memories, Dreams, Sensualities:
The theme of our contest and our 2017 conference is Memories, Dreams, Sensualities. Both contest and conference offer an opportunity to join in community through the sharing of how Jungian ideas unfold in our lived experience. We are looking for personal essays that add something unique to the conversation. We would love to read about a significant dream, memory, or sensual experience that led you down an interesting path.

  Winners will have the opportunity to read their essays at our conference, Jung in the Heartland: Memories, Dreams Sensualities, October 2017.

Winning essays will be published on our website.

1st Prize: $1000
2nd Prize: $500
3rd Prize: $250

Inquiries may be sent to cgjungstlwriting@yahoo.com

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2017

Winning entries from our previous contests were also published in our books, Portals to the Sacred from a Jungian Perspective, and Healing Through the Numinous from a Jungian Perspective.  Available for purchase!

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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
• Winners will have an opportunity to read their essays at the Jung in the Heartland Conference: Memories, Dreams Sensualities, October 2017. Winning essays will also be published on our website.
• Winners will be announced in June 2017. All contestants will be notified by email of the judges’ decision.

• Entries will be accepted through May 1, 2017. No late entries will be accepted.
• Maximum length is 3,500 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 Work may be under consideration elsewhere but must be withdrawn from the competition if accepted elsewhere for publication.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 online.
• Current board members of the C. G. Jung Society of St. Louis are not eligible to enter.

Entry Fee
• $10 for each entry (each participant may submit up to 3 entries)
• Preferred payment method: Paypal through our website: cgjungstl.org.
• Alternative payment method: Checks may be mailed to the C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis, P.O. Box 11724, St. Louis, MO 63105.

Manuscript Preparation & Submission
• Submissions must be in Microsoft Word format.
• 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@yahoo.com
• Alternative submission method: the C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis, P.O. Box 11724, St. Louis

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