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The Writer Short Story Contest

The Writer Short Story Contest

Prizes: $1,000, first place; $300, second place; $200, third place.

The first-place entry, along with the finalist judge's comments, will be published in The Writer magazine. All three winning entries will be posted on The Writer Web site,

Entry fee
$10 per entry, payable to The Writer. Payments must be in U.S. funds drawn from a U.S. bank.

Postmarked by June 30, 2007.

1. Submit two (2) copies of your story. Entries must be submitted with an official entry form, available below. Place the title only (not your name) on each page of the story.

2. All entries must be original and previously unpublished in a book,
nationally distributed periodical or Web-based magazine. Entries must be in English
and submitted by the author, who must be at least 18 years old.

3. Entries should not exceed 2,000 words. No explicit sex or violence.

4. Entries must be double-spaced in standard 10- to 12-point type, and each page must be consecutively numbered. Please paperclip pages together; do not staple or enclose in covers or binders.

5. A $10 nonrefundable entry fee, payable to The Writer, must accompany each entry. Please do not send cash in the mail. Entries will not be returned, so be sure to keep a copy for your records. We are unable to acknowledge entries.

6. One person may submit more than one entry, but each entry must be
accompanied by a $10 entry fee. No simultaneous submissions are allowed.

7. Winners will be notified by Sept. 30, 2007.

8. Family members and employees of The Writer and its affiliates are not eligible to enter the contest.

How to submit

Download the entry form at the website. To request a form by mail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Guidelines, c/o The Writer, P.O. Box 1612,
Waukesha, WI 53187-1612.

Send two (2) copies of your story, along with the completed entry form or cover page and total entry fee ($10 per entry). Payment must accompany all entries.

Address entries to: Short Story Contest, The Writer, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha,
WI 53187-1612.

The Writer Short Story Entry form
to download required entry form, go to

The Tennessee Writers Alliance Creative Nonfiction Award
February 28th, 2007 Postmark Deadline

First Prize $500
Second Prize $250
Third Prize $100

For full guidelines, visit

The first, second, and third prizewinner will be selected from a short list of finalists. Honorable mentions will be named at judges' discretion. Cash awards and certificates will be announced at our conference in June 2007. The judge this year is Richard Goodman, author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France and a contributor to The AWP Writer's Chronicle, the New
York Times, Vanity Fair, and many other national publications.

Submission Guidelines

1. The contest is open to all writers with the exception of board members, contest committee members, or staff of the Tennessee Writers Alliance.

2. All submissions must be original and unpublished. All entries must be typed, double-spaced, on one side of white 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper. No simultaneous submissions. (See the FAQ on our site about this.) Secure pages with staples.
No paper clips.

3. Creative nonfiction should not exceed 3,000 words.

4. Each piece of writing submitted will be considered as a separate entry.

5. Submit two copies of entry, plus one separate cover sheet with the title, author's name, address, e-mail, and phone number. The author's name MUST NOT appear anywhere except the cover sheet.

6. An entry fee must accompany each entry: $10 for TWA members; $15 for non-members.

Entries that do not meet these requirements will be disqualified, and the entry fee will NOT be refunded. We regret that we cannot acknowledge the receipt of entries without a self-addressed, stamped postcard sent with entry, nor can
we return manuscripts. However, we will be happy to send results of the competition, which will be announced in June, ONLY to those who include a SASE
(self-addressed stamped envelope) with submission.

All entries must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2006.

Mail to:
TWA Literary Competition
P.O. Box 120396
Nashville, TN 37212

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