contest for women writers: KY Women Writers
- Kentucky Women Writers Conference
(go to site above to download required entry form)
Each year, the Women Writers Conference offers opportunities for both
emerging and established voices to be singled out and cheered on by our community.
The Gabehart Prize for Imaginative Writing is our way of honoring our good
friend, patron, and long-time director who took the decade of the 1980s to show
us all how it's done. Three prizes are awarded, in poetry, fiction, and
creative nonfiction. Each winner receives $100, two 2-day passes, and the
opportunity to read her winning manuscript at the conference.
28th kentucky women writers conference
September 28–29, 2007
Gabehart Prize for Imaginative Writing
Please submit two blind copies of the manuscript, and our required entry form
The author’s name or address must not appear anywhere on the manuscript
Type on standard white paper, one side of the page only
There is a handling fee for each submission. Each poem is $5. Each fiction or
nonfiction piece is $10.
Checks should be made payable to Women Writers of Kentucky.
Fiction and creative nonfiction pieces have a maximum 2,500 word count. Each
considered a separate submission. If multiple pieces are entered with only
one entry fee,
only the first submission will be accepted.
Manuscripts must be postmarked by August 15, 2007.
Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard if you would like notification
manuscript has been received.
We strongly advise that you send your manuscript first class.
Also, keep the following in mind:
Submission of more than one piece is permissible if each manuscript is
accompanied by a
Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered.
Previously published works are permissible.
The contest is open to any writer of English. Employees of Women Writers of
or board members of the Friends of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference are
eligible to submit.
We cannot return manuscripts.
Contest results will be posted on our website by September 15th. Winners will
Please send entries to:
Betty Gabehart Prize for Imaginative Writing
Women Writers of Kentucky
232 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0344
Direct inquiries to: wwk.hadfield(at)gmail.com
(replace (at) with @)
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