Wyoming Arts Council

Writing contest: one week and counting

The postmark deadline for the Wyoming Writers 2008 Writing Contest is one week from today — January 31. Here are some details:

Entry Fee: Prose: $10 per entry for members of Wyoming Writers, Inc.; $15 per entry for non-members. Poetry: $5.00 per entry for members of Wyoming Writers, Inc. and $10.00 per entry for non-members. All surcharges for non-members may be applied to membership. See our website www.wyowriters.org for membership information or e-mail the Contest Chair at the below address to receive an application for membership form. No limit on the number of entries allowed. Include one check for the total amount. No entry fees will be refunded unless a category has nine or fewer entries. Those manuscripts will not be judged and entrants’ fees and manuscripts will be returned.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all Wyoming residents and non-residents. All works must be original and in English. An Affidavit of Authorship (attached) must accompany each entry. Previously published material or work accepted or under consideration for publication elsewhere, or entered in another contest simultaneously is NOT eligible. Work that has previously placed or received honorable mention in a Wyoming Writers, Inc. contest is NOT eligible. Work may be submitted to other contests or for publication after the contest deadline.

Length: Not more than 3,500 words per prose entry; not more than 40 lines per poem.


·Adult Fiction
·Adult Non-fiction
·Fiction for Children
·Free Verse
·Traditional Poetry

Prizes: Cash prizes of $50, $30 and $20 will be awarded in each judged category.

Critique: Entrants may request a critique for a $10 fee. Include critique fees with entry fees.

Get more info at the WW web site at http://www.wyowriters.org.

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