contest for women writers: Women Who Write
- Annual Women Who Write
International Poetry and Short Prose Contest
Open to women writers 18 or older.
Women Who Write will retain one-time publication rights, after which, all rights revert back to author.
Entry must be previously unpublished.
Prose limit 3,000 words.
Each poem or story must include a cover page with title of work, author name, address, home phone number, and valid e-mail address (if applicable).
To identify each page of your work, use the title set <right> in the header along with the page number. For example: This is my Title - 1
Prose and Poetry
Microsoft Word .doc format
Times New Roman font, size 14
text <left> justified
indent paragraphs one tab
no extra space between paragraphs
only one space after period at end of sentence
default on all other MS Word settings
$10 entry fee for each poem or story submitted.
Postmark deadline: June 30, 2011
Winners will be notified by mail or e-mail in August.
Members of Women Who Write are ineligible.
Submissions will not be returned.
Send entries and entry fee to:
Women Who Write
P.O. Box 6167
Louisville, KY 40206
Awards and Recognition:
Short prose and poetry winners receive:
First Place..........$150 and five copies of the current anthology
Second Place.....$100 and five copies of the current anthology
Third Place..........$75 and five copies of the current anthology
Winners' work is published in Calliope, Women Who Write's annual anthology.
Winners read their poetry and selections from their stories at the awards program.