Just a reminder that the new deadline in the NMW writing awards is midnight
July 31. This deadline won't be extended.
To Enter, follow these Guidelines, or enter on-line at
Awards & Contests
$4,000 in Prizes, plus publication in NMW and on the Web at
$1,000 for best Short-Short Fiction; $1,000 for best Fiction; $1,000 for
best Poem; $1,000 best Nonfiction
(Nonfiction includes humor, memoir, creative nonfiction, travel, opinion,
essay, interview, features, investigative reporting, etc.)
Winners of NMW Awards are showcased along with interviews, profiles and
tributes to famous writers such as J. D. Salinger, Julia Glass, Shel
Silverstein, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite-Runner), George Garrett, Ken Kesey,
John Updike, Lee Smith, Cormac McCarthy, Lucille Clifton, Shelby Foote, Paul
West, Norman Mailer, Sharyn McCrumb, William Kennedy, Faulkner, Hemingway,
Dickinson, Keats, Percy, Warren and many others. Also, prize-winning
stories, poems & articles, humor, graphic arts & writing advice. 200 pages
1. No restrictions as to style, content or number of submissions. Enter as
often as you like.
2. Winners and selected finalists published in our 2008-09 issue and/or
3. Send between now and midnight of July 31, 2008.
4. Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome.
5. Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry, and
should total no more than 6,000 words except short-short fiction (no more
6. Each poetry entry may include up to 3 poems (for one entry fee) not to
exceed 5 pages total per entry. If entering online, enter all 3 in one file.
7. Include name, phone, address, email & category on cover page or page 1.
8. Manuscripts not returned. Include email address or SASE for list of
9. Include $17 check payable to NMW with each submission.
10. Send to: “NMW” Room EM, PO Box 2463, Knoxville, TN, 37901.
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