Don’t forget to enter . . .

It’s not too late to enter the Kay Snow Writing Contest! Here is the description of the competition as seen on the Willamette Writers website. For the entry form and rules, see www.willamettewriters.com. And, as I’ve said before, winning this award helped me break in as a novelist. Good luck!

p.s. If you are a teenager, do not tell me about what you are sending in because I am often the judge of the 9th through 12th grade entries.

Willamette Writers 2010
Kay Snow Writing Contest

The purpose of this annual contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer’s founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing in a broad array of categories.

Entry Dates

Beginning Date: November 1, 2009
Postmark Deadline: April 23rd, 2010.

Category Guidelines

Adult Fiction – maximum 2500 words. One complete short story (or novel excerpt; excerpt can be any part of the novel) on any subject intended for an adult audience. (Double space)

Adult Non-Fiction – maximum 2500 words. One complete article for an adult market. (Double space)

Poetry – Two complete poems may be submitted as one entry, any subject or form. Maximum length five pages for total entry. (Single space, except double-spaced between stanzas.)

Juvenile Short Story, Novel excerpt or Article – Fiction or Non-Fiction – Maximum length 1500 words, written by adults for juvenile readers. State target age group below the title. (Double space)

Screenwriting – Maximum length (10) pages. Complete or partial script, any subject, in script format. (One side only, on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper using a 12 point Courier font.)

Student Writer (18 or under) – There are three categories of student writers. Students can enter any type of writing, fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Word limit, 1,500 words. Students should not enter adult categories unless paying the adult fee. If a student enters an adult category, do not put student or a grade category on the entry form.

Grades 1-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
Students are limited to ONE entry. There is no fee for student writers in these three grade groups. Students should not enter adult categories unless paying the adult fee. If a student enters an adult category, they should not put student or a grade category on the entry form.

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