SCSD High School Students Urged to Submit Work for Publication and Prize

Students currently attending ninth through 12th grades in the Syracuse City School District are eligible to submit entries in the categories of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual arts to the Stone Canoe, A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary published by University College of Syracuse University and sponsored by the Gifford Foundation.

From left to right, Heidi Holtz, Gifford Foundation; Majay Donzo, nonfiction winner from Fowler High School, and Robert Colley, editor of Stone Canoe, present Donzo with an award for her writing last year.

Four students, one from each category, will be selected to receive a certificate and a check for $500. The winning submissions will be published in Stone Canoe Number 6, scheduled for publication in January 2012. The winner of the visual arts award will be invited to have their work displayed in a gallery show.

Applicants may submit one short story, one nonfiction piece, four poems and/or four photographs or works of art in any medium by the application deadline of Aug. 30, 2011. Applicants may submit in more than one genre. Submissions should be made through the web site

For questions about Stone Canoe, please contact Allison Vincent at or 443-4165.

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