It’s the tenth anniversary of the UI English Society, and we’re celebrating with all things “ten” themed! The prompt for this semester’s writing contest is “Decade.” A decade is a period of ten years, of course, but the word also means a group or series of ten of anything. We invite your writing on whatever “decade” brings to mind: whether memories of a decade past, or a vision of ten years into the future, or anything at all in multiples of ten! 

We welcome writing of all genres—nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, twitter thread—whatever the form, we want to read it!. Send your submission (limit 10 pages) as a Word or PDF file to studorg-english-society@uiowa.eduDeadline to submit is 10pm on November 10th. 

One contest winner will receive a $25 gift certificate for Prairie Lights Bookstore. And, if you submit, you’re writing for a cause: for each piece submitted, we’ll donate $3 to the Prairielands Freedom Fund (formerly the Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project).