Skip to content

Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award

The Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award is a writing contest for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the U.S. and Canada. The award is made in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime editor and publisher of The Writer. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors.

The winning writer will receive:

т€Ђ $500
т€Ђ Publication in The Writer magazine and on
т€Ђ A one-year subscription to The Writer
т€Ђ A copy of the Gotham Writersт€™ Workshop anthology Fiction Gallery

Submission: To enter, submit a previously unpublished 600- to 800-word
personal essay in English on the following topic: “Select a work of
fiction, poem or play that has influenced you. Discuss the work and
explain how it affected you.” No song lyrics. For essay writing tips,

Eligibility: You must be a student in grade 11 or 12 attending a U.S.
or Canadian high school at the time you submit the essay. The winner
will be asked to provide proof of enrollment in grade 11 or 12 in a
U.S. or Canadian high school. Employees of The Writer, Kalmbach
Publishing Co. and Gotham Writersт€™ Workshop and their families are not
eligible to participate.

Entry deadline: March 31, 2011

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: