For any writers out there, here’s the info. I received from a listserv:
Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writers Award
EXTENDED DEADLINE WITH NEW SUBMISSION CRITERIA
The Great Plains Writers Conference, in cooperation with South Dakota State University’s American Indian Studies Program and American Indian Education and Cultural Center, announces the inaugural competition for a new annual award to encourage tribal writers in the early phases of their writing lives and to honor those of extraordinary merit and promise.
The winner, judged by AIS and AIECC, will receive an award of $500 and be invited to read at the Great Plains Writers’ Conference at SDSU March 24-26, 2013. This year’s conference focuses on examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.
WHO CAN SUBMIT: Writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota who have not yet published a book of creative writing.
WORK ACCEPTED: Fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, or the screenplay (20 double-spaced pages maximum) or poetry (15 pages maximum).
LOGISTICS: Send materials by February 8, 2013 to Emerging Tribal Writers Award, English Department, South Dakota State University, Scobey Hall (014) Box 504, Brookings, SD 57007. There is no application fee. Finalists will be asked to demonstrate tribal enrollment to the AIS and AIECC. For further information on the GPWC visit http://greatplainswritersconference.wordpress.com