nonfiction/fiction/poetry contest: Prescott Writers
- 2010 (Annual) PWP Writing Contest
Fiction, Non-fiction & Poetry Entry Rules
Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded in each category: First place, $100, second place $50, third place $25. Winners will be announced by September 15th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter, on the PWP website, and in the general publicity. Winners will also be invited to read their entries at the November PWP meeting in Prescott, AZ.
Entries must be original writing that has never been published in any format including the Internet. Sorry, no erotica or children’s stories. Past winning entries of this contest are not eligible. When multiple entries are submitted in any one category, only the top finishing entry will receive a monetary award.
Word count / poetry pages: Fiction and non-fiction entries are not to exceed 3,000 words. Works in excess of 3,000 words will be disqualified. Word count must appear on the first page of the manuscript. Poetry must not exceed 5 poems with a five page total per entry.
Fees: An entry fee of $10 must accompany each entry with an additional $10 if you wish to have that entry critiqued. Make checks or money orders payable to Professional Writers of Prescott. Credit cards not accepted.
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked on or before Saturday, May 29th 2010.
Format: Fiction & non-fiction manuscripts must be double-spaced. All entries including poetry must be typed with one-inch margins using standard 12 point typefaces such as Times New Roman or Courier. The header on every page must contain only the title and the page number. Do NOT use author’s name anywhere on the manuscript. Names should only appear on the contest entry form.
Three copies of the manuscript must be submitted with entry form. Include SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) for manuscript or critique return or for contest results. Be sure to use sufficient postage for return mail.
No e-mailed manuscripts, please. We cannot print them out for the judges. Print and complete the entry form
(one entry form for each entry)
Mail manuscripts and entry forms to:
6965 Sunset View
Prescott Valley, AZ 86315
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