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    Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest http://womenwhowrite.com/Submit.html https://womenwhowrite.submittable.com/submit DEADLINE:
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      Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest
      http://womenwhowrite.com/Submit.html
      https://womenwhowrite.submittable.com/submit

      DEADLINE: June 30, 2013Contest Rules

      Open to women 18 years or older.
      Women Who Write will retain one-time publication rights (print and
      electronic), after which all rights revert to the author.
      Entries to the contest must be previously unpublished.
      Prose pieces can be fiction or non-fiction and are limited to 3,000
      words or less.
      $12 entry fee for each prose piece submitted or for up to two poems.
      Submissions will not be returned. Entry fees will not be reimbursed for
      any reason.
      Deadline is June 30. Electronic submissions must be received by
      midnight June 30. Print submissions must be postmarked on or before
      June 30. Late entries will not be considered.
      Winners will be notified in August by phone.
      Women Who Write members are ineligible to enter the contest. (See
      details below.)
      Contest entries or member submissions in any genre are welcome, and
      many stories and poems in past issues have addressed adult themes or
      contained strong language. However, the board of directors reserves the
      right to omit work they deem incompatible with the organization’s
      mission and values.
      10. Writers are encouraged to read past issues of Calliope (available
      on Amazon) to become familiar with the type of work we publish.

      Submission Guidelines

      Each poem or prose entry must include a cover page with the title of
      the work, the author’s name, address, home phone number, and valid
      email address.
      On the cover sheet, include a bio of up to 200 words. Bios will be
      published with the winning entries.
      To identify each page of your work, use a header with the title on the
      right, followed immediately by the page number. For example: To Kill a
      Mockingbird – 1. Do not put the author’s name or other identifying
      information in the header.
      Formatting:
      Microsoft Word format (other formats, such as pdf files or Notepad,
      will not be considered)
      Times New Roman font, 12-point type
      Double-spaced
      One-inch margins on all sides
      Left-justified for prose
      Indent paragraphs one tab
      Do not insert a line space between paragraphs
      One space after periods or other terminating punctuation
      Default on all other MS Word settings
      Submit

      Submit entries online

      https://womenwhowrite.submittable.com/submit

      or send hard copy by mail to:

      Women Who Write
      P.O. Box 6167
      Louisville, KY 40206.

      Entries are subject to editing for spelling, grammar, punctuation and
      line spacing. If other changes are needed, authors will have the
      opportunity to review edits before publication.

      Judging and Awards

      First, second and third place winners will be selected in the prose and
      poetry categories (a total of six winners) by independent judges in a
      blind judging. Decisions of the judges are final.

      Winners will receive:

      First place: $300, publication in Calliope, the annual anthology of
      Women Who Write, and up to five copies of Calliope.
      Second place: $200, publication in Calliope and up to five copies of
      Calliope.
      Third place: $100, publication in Calliope and up to five copies of
      Calliope.

      Women Who Write Members

      Women Who Write members may submit work for inclusion in the
      organization’s anthology, Calliope, but are not eligible to win the
      International Short Prose & Poetry Contest. Members must also pay an
      entry fee and follow the same submission guidelines as non-members. In
      addition, member submissions must be read aloud and critiqued at a
      Women Who Write meeting at least once. Pieces requiring extensive work
      may need to be read and critiqued twice before acceptance for
      publication.
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