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
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
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