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UNT Insider | January 2008 Issue | UNT scholar named finalist in competition

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UNT scholar named finalist in horror story competition

From a UNT News Service press release

University of North Texas Mayborn Scholar and journalism major Candace Carlisle was named a finalist in the Writer's League of Texas College Horror Short Story competition last month.

The Writers' League of Texas sponsors several annual contests for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a Texas college or university. Established in 1981, the Writers' League is a nonprofit professional organization whose primary purpose is to promote literacy and elevate the art of writing by helping members improve and market their writing skills.

Carlisle has been studying narrative nonfiction at UNT for the last year and a half. She freelances for the Denton Record-Chronicle, is a member of the National Honors Society and will graduate with a master of journalism degree from the Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism in the spring. Mayborn offers up to $200,000 in scholarships every year.

Carlisle says her short story "The Horror," was inspired by true events and the English novelist Joseph Conrad, whom she studied last semester for her English minor. After graduation, Carlisle says she would like to continue freelancing or work in narrative nonfiction at a newspaper or magazine. She is a native of Logan, Utah, and the daughter of David and Tranette Carlisle.

"I owe being a finalist in this competition to everyone at the Mayborn School, especially my mentor, George Getschow," Carlisle says. "Before the program, I had no literary training and now I hope to win many more awards in the future."

Carlisle's photo and short story can be found at http://www.writersleague.org/contests/horror-2007.html.

For more information on the UNT Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism, visit http://mayborninstitute.unt.edu/.

UNT News Service Press Release
Ellen Rossetti may be reached at erossetti@unt.edu.

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January 2008

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