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In honor of this year’s St. Louis Literary Award recipient Jamaica Kincaid, we want you to share with us work you have created based on Jamaica Kincaid’s influential and enduring work, "Girl". 

Submit an original piece of fiction, creative nonfiction or memoir under 500 words for inclusion in our eMedia collection.

For more information about the St. Louis Literary Award, visit

Submission Guidelines 

  • Entrant must have a SLCL card.
  • Entries accepted from adults ages 18+.
  • Limit one creative work submission per person.
  • Entries must be typed and submitted as  “.doc” or “.rtf” file.
  • Stories and essays must not exceed 500 words.
  • Include a brief description of how the submitted piece was inspired or influenced by Jamaica Kincaid or her work.

Entries accepted starting Friday, March 1 and must be received by Sunday, March 31.

Contribute to the Community Collection


The community collection will be available Thursday, April 25.