Re: [scbwi-houston] Writing Contest
- Mary Ann,
Thanks for this info. Maybe I'll give it a try!
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From: "Mary Ann Hellinghausen" <Mah@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 3:51 PM
Subject: [scbwi-houston] Writing Contest
Here's some info on another the Panhandle Writing Contest. Anybody know
anything about this one?
PANHANDLE PROFESSIONAL WRITERS
"Entering contests is a great opportunity for input from an agent or
Kimberly Willis Holt, National Book Award Winner
First 20 pages, beginning with prologue and/or first chapter, plus a
synopsis of no more than 4 additional (double-spaced) pages.
Category #1: Mainstream
Category #2: Mystery, Suspense or Thriller
Category #3: Historical or Western
Categoty #4: Romance
Category #5: Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror
Category #6: Juvenile/Young Adult
Category #7: Short Story - 12 pages or less
Category #8: Nonfiction Article or essay - 3000 words or less
Catebory #9: Nonfiction Book - First 20 pages, plus a 1-page query,
single-spaced and an outline of 4 double-spaced pages or less. No
illustrations, charts, etc.
Category #10: Screenplay - First 30 pages or less, screenplay format, plus a
treatment of 3 pages or less, (double-spaced)
Category #11: Memoir - Nostalgia or reminiscence, 3000 words or less
Category #12: Juvenile or Young Adult short (fiction or non-fiction) - Short
story, picture book text or article. State target readers on the first page;
2000 words or less
Category #13: Poetry Short - Rhymed or unrhymed, single-spaced, 16 lines or
Category #14: Poetry Long - Rhymed or unrhymed, single-spaced, 17 to 50
PUBLISHED AUTHORS will score the first round in each category. The top 6
scores from each category will be forwarded to EDITORS AND AGENTS for the
final round judging. Cash prizes and certificates will be awarded to the top
three (3) scores in each category. Honorable mention certificates will be
awarded to the fourth-place entrants in each category. Score sheets will be
provided to each judge, and comments are encouraged but not guaranteed.
Novel Category Cash Prizes: Other Category Cash
1st Place: $100.00 1st Place:
2nd Place: $ 75.00 2nd Place:
3rd Place: $ 50.00 3rd Place:
(There must be at least 10 entries for the category to qualify for cash
Categories with less than ten (10) entries will be scored by the first round
judges only and no cash prizes will be awarded. In this case, Honorable
Mention certificates will be awarded to the top entry in any category with
less than 10 entries.
FFFBEST OF SHOWFFF
All first place winners, including first place Honorable Mentions in
categories with less than 10 entries, will be eligible for this award.
Frontiers in Writing 2004 Contest Rules
1.. DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2004. Mail
to: Frontiers in Writing Contest, P.O. Box 176, Clarendon, TX 79226
2.. SUBMIT one (1) copy of entry, which must be an original, unpublished
work by you, not sold or optioned prior to this contest deadline. Entries
placing in the top 3 of category from the FIW 2003 contest are ineligible.
3.. All entries must be double-spaced (unless otherwise specified in the
category listings) typed in 12-point font size on one side of 8 ½ x 11"
white paper with 1" margins on all sides. Black ink only.
4.. Put your name on the Contest Entry Form and outside envelope only. An
author's name on any part of the entry pages will result in immediate
disqualification without refund.
5.. Type the title on the first page and the title or keyword(s) on the
top left hand corner of each succeeding page. Number the pages consecutively
beginning with the first page of your manuscript. Synopses, treatments,
query letters and outlines should be numbered consecutively, but separately
from the manuscript.
6.. Mark your category number on the outside of the envelope in the
7.. A separate entry form is required for each submission.
8.. A separate envelope is required for each submission.
9.. Do not send anything signature required. Either use "Delivery
Confirmation" service provided by the Post Office, or enclose a
self-addressed, stamped post card (SASP) with the entry, to be returned when
your entry is received.
10.. Enclose a 9X13 self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for return of
entries, judges' scoresheets and any winner's certificates and prizes. NOTE:
this SASE should be the SAME POSTAGE amount as the envelope mailing your
entry. (No metered mail.) Any entry without SASE will be destroyed and no
certificates or prizes will be sent, but the entry will not be disqualified.
11.. Entries failing to comply with these rules will be disqualified and
returned, as stated. No refunds for disqualified entries.
__________ Cover letter, outline, treatment or synopsis, if
required by category
__________ Separate Contest Entry Form for each submission, signed
__________ Check, money order or complete credit card information
__________ Separate Envelope for each entry
__________ Category number marked on each envelope in right hand
__________ SASP or Delivery confirmation, if desired
__________ SASE with proper postage amount (NO METERED POSTAGE)
__________ Properly addressed to: Frontiers in Writing Contest,
P.O. Box 176, Clarendon, TX 79226
2004 FRONTIERS IN WRITING CONTEST
Panhandle Professional Writers
CONTEST ENTRY FORM
Address: ____________________________________ City:
State: ________ Zip/Postal Code: _____________ Country:
Phone: _______________________ E-Mail: ____________________________________
PPW Member: _________ Non-Member: _________________ Joining: _______________
Amount Enclosed: _______________________ Check #: ______________________
Credit Card - Visa - MasterCard - Discover (circle one)
Number: ________________________________________ Expiration Date:
(Will be billed as Easy Term)
Circle category entered (refer to brochure front)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Novel, Short Story, Nonfiction book, Screenplay $20.00
Nonfiction Article, Memoir, Juvenile/YA short $15.00
Short or Long Poem $10.00
PPW Membership - one year: $30.00
I submit my entry and fee, and agree to be bound by the contest rules stated
herein. I understand that any question regarding the interpretation of the
rules and any matters relating to the contest not specifically covered by
the rules will be decided solely at the discretion of the contest officials.
I will accept as final and be bound by all judging decisions. I understand
and agree that my manuscript will be subjectively evaluated. I certify that
this is my original work and not the work of any unrepresented party. I
acknowledge by my signature below that I have read, understand and agree to
be bound by the rules of this contest. I understand that my contest
submission will not be accepted without my signature below, and that under
no condition will my entry fee be refunded.
Author signature: ___________________________________ Date: __________
Co-Author Signature: _______________________________ Date: __________
Questions? Email - fiw2004@...
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