Wyoming Arts Council

Deadline April 20 for Wyoming Writers contest

From Wyoming Writers, Inc.:

Writers throughout the region are encouraged to enter the many categories offered to both members of the Wyoming Writers, Inc. and non-members. The contest closes April 20, 2009.

Categories include adult fiction, fiction for children, novel segments, humor, articles, essays, creative nonfiction, memoir segments, traditional poetry and free verse. The purpose of this contest is to provide a challenge for writers to hone, polish and prepare materials for eventual publication.

Winners will be announced at Wyoming Writers 35th annual conference to be held in Casper June 5-7 where Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate 2004-2006, will headline. Tina Welling, author of Fairy Tale Blues and Crybaby Ranch, will handle fiction workshops. Steve Huff shares his expertise on nonfiction and Internet research. Writer’s Digest editor and writer Chuck Sambuchino, who is writer himself by night and editor for Writer’s Digest Books by day, particularly two annual resource books: Guide to Literary Agents, and Screenwriter’s & Playwright’s Market. Literary Agent Meredith Kaffel, Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency, will be looking for edgy commercial and literary young adult fiction, narrative non-fiction, history, human rights stories, food and travel narratives and voice-driven memoir.

Contest rules and more information on the June conference are both available at http://www.wyowriters.org/. For questions regarding rules and to submit entries contact Nancy Heyl Ruskowsky at 331 Road 6RT, Cody, WY 82414 or (307)587-3968; fvhomestead@dishmail.net.

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