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2006 Entelechy Biofiction Prize


Two cash prizes will be awarded to the best fiction/creative nonfiction which is significantly informed by advances in the biological understanding of the human mind and behavior; i.e., which uses biological, neurological, psychological and/or evolutionary language and lenses.

1st-place prize for best biofiction dealing with the theme of deception, self-deception, confabulation:

$350 and publication in online 7th 'deception' issue.


2nd-place prize for best biofiction (on theme or not):

$150 and publication in online 7th issue or a future one.


If Entelechy goes hard copy with this 7th issue (a slight possibility), 5 free copies to each winner.

Enter throughout the month of March, 2006. Entries must be postmarked within March. Winners will be notified on or before May 7, 2006.

International entrants: email Alice Andrews for alternative payment option.

Judge: Rebecca Goldstein.


Complete Contest Guidelines:

Entries must be:
4,000 words or less;
postmarked within March, 2006;
accompanied by a $10 entry fee per story (U.S. currency or money order only).
Please, no personal checks!


Please submit 3 stapled copies of your work without your name on any of the pages.
12-point, double-spaced, standard font is preferred.
Include a separate cover letter with: the title of your story, your name, address, phone number, and email address.

If you would like an acknowledgement of receipt, include a self-addressed, stamped post card.
Entrants retain rights to their stories.
Sorry, but we cannot return manuscripts.

Preliminary judging will be done by editor Alice Andrews (click here for her definition of the term biofiction), under advisement and counsel from
biopoeticists, writers, and evolutionary writers. Finalists will be judged by Rebecca Goldstein.


Mail entries to:

Alice Andrews, Psychology - EBP
State University of New York at New Paltz
75 S. Manheim Blvd
New Paltz, NY 12561





Rebecca Goldstein |  Judge

 Rebecca Goldstein is a philosopher and novelist, who has taught at Barnard, Rutgers, and Columbia. Currently she is Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College. She is the author of five novels — The Mind-Body Problem, The Late-Summer Passion of a Woman of Mind, The Dark Sister, Mazel, and Properties of Light — and a collection of stories — Strange Attractors. Her most recent book is Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel. Among her honors are two Whiting Foundation Awards (one in philosophy, one in writing), two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and the Prairie Schooner Best Short Story Award. In 1996 she was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.




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