Altoona Writing Commons seeks submissions for common read writing contest

Book Cover: Ghostographs by Maria Romasco Moore

Penn State Altoona will present a series of Common Read events throughout the 2021-22 academic year. Events will highlight and explore themes featured in this year’s Common Read selection, “Ghostographs" by Maria Romasco Moore.

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ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona's Writing Commons is hosting a writing contest connected to this year's common read, "Ghostographs."

All Penn State Altoona students are invited to submit a poem, micro-fiction, creative nonfiction or other short work written in response to a visual image. The image may be a found photograph or object, much like the photos in "Ghostographs," or a photograph taken by or object found by the student writer.

Submissions are to be no more than 750 words. The visual image referenced in the piece should be included and credited if applicable. Submissions should be sent as a Word document to [email protected] by midnight, Nov. 9.