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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.
prize for best
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.
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.
writers, and evolutionary writers. Finalists will be
judged by 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
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
Mail entries to:
Psychology - EBP
State University of New York at New Paltz
75 S. Manheim Blvd
New Paltz, NY 12561
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 —
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.