FlashLIT Submission


FlashLIT  Contest Rules 

If any of these rules or formatting guidelines are not followed, your submission will be automatically disqualified. 

  • Must be a UNCW student, currently enrolled. 
  • 500 words or less. 
  • Must include the theme of “generations.”  Must mention Randall Library. 
  • Submissions due by Wednesday, February 1st at 5:00 p.m. EST.
  • One entry per student.  

Formatting Guidelines 

  • Double spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman, 1-inch margins on all sides. 
  • Use one tab to indicate every paragraph indent. 
  • Section breaks should be notated by (***). 
  • Turn off all auto-formatting features (such as automatic paragraph indenting, outlining, bullet points). 
  • Enter only one space after terminal punctuation. If you used two spaces, search/replace to update your file. 
  • For dashes, use em-dash character with no space on either side, or use two hyphens, and we’ll search and replace the em-dash during typesetting. 
  • For any special characters or glyphs, such as trademark symbols, accents, or irregular punctuation, please note them by highlighting them in yellow with MS Word's "text highlight color" feature.  
  • Files should be saved and submitted as follows: lastname_firstname.docx.  
  • Submit a .docx version of your submission via this form.

NOTE: Edits and revisions will NOT be allowed after submissions. Please be sure that your piece is fully edited before submitting. 

Questions? sclippae [at] uncw.edu (Contact Eva Sclippa).

You must sign the release form before submitting your work.