Fiction Writing Contest: A call for submissions


As part of our 10-year celebration in 2020, the Journal of Integrated Studies is holding a fiction-writing contest for Athabasca University’s graduate students and MAIS alumni. As our journal focuses on publications that are interdisciplinary, we invite fiction submissions that are inspired by this theme and include a reflection on why the fiction submitted is indeed interdisciplinary.

Our definition of interdisciplinary is: an approach to knowledge creation, learning, and integration whereby we work with different strands, viewpoints, methods, or theories from a variety of fields and traditions in order to understand or construct understandings of phenomena in a way that respects and acknowledges complexity, both externally and within ourselves.

Along with your submission, please include a reflection on the interdisciplinary nature of fiction.


What to Submit: 1000-2000 words of fiction 100 words on how your submission is interdisciplinary

Who can Submit: Graduate Students at Athabasca University and MAIS alumni

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Submit the work to Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Reinekke Lengelle ( Prizes provided by FHSS


Submission checklist:

1. Name 

2. Title of the work 

3. Your graduate program or confirmation that you’re a MAIS alumnus

4. Word count: 1000-2000

5. A 100 word summary why this work is “Interdisciplinary”


Prizes provided by FHSS: 1st prize $500, 2nd prize $250, 3rd prize $100

All winning submissions will be published in  The Journal of Integrated Studies