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24 April 2008 @ 09:31 pm
Writer's Digest Contest Reminder  

Reminder--Writer's Digest contest!

From their site:

For 77 years, the Annual Writer’s Digest Competition has rewarded writers just like you for their finest work. We continue the tradition by giving away more than $30,000 in cash and prizes!

Win a trip to New York City !

GRAND PRIZE: $3,000 cash and a trip to New York City to meet with editors or agents.Writer's Digest will fly you and a guest to The Big Apple, where you'll spend three days and two nights in the publishing capital of the world. While you're there, a Writer's Digest editor will escort you to meet and share your work with four editors or agents! Plus, you'll receive a free Diamond Publishing Package from Outskirts Press.

Entry Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2008.

For entrants paying with a credit card, we will accept manuscripts submitted online. Manuscripts in the script categories must be submitted via regular mail.

Compete and Win in 10 Categories!

* Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
* Memoirs/Personal Essay (ok, I've got to try this!)
* Magazine Feature Article
* Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
* Mainstream/Literary Short Story
* Rhyming Poetry
* Non-rhyming Poetry
* Stage Play (* submission by mail only)
* Television/Movie Script (* submission by mail only)
* Children's/Young Adult Fiction

Entry Fee: Poems are $10 for the first entry; $5 for each additional poem submitted in the same online session. All other entries are $15 for the first manuscript; $10 for each additional manuscript submitted in the same online session.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on April 25th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
I wish they took novels. or at least novellas...
Tapatitapati on April 29th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
They did indicate that you could use a stand-alone part of a larger work (as long as it is unpublished). So if you have something you can extract and make into a self-contained story, go for it!
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on April 29th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
I don't. I tend to write in itty bitty chapters - especially in the later stuff...