Last Call on 2014 SWW Writing Contest

Need an antidote to discouragement about getting your writing noticed? Enter SouthWest Writers annual writing contest. Past winners all agree that having a winning entry—regardless of first, second or third place—gave them the boost they needed to push ahead and get their work published. If you haven’t already entered this year’s International Writing Contest, you still have time. Entries close at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 15. There are 10 categories this year:

  • Mainstream/Literary Novel – enter the first 20 pages plus the synopsis
  • Mystery/Suspense/Thriller/Adventure Novel – enter the first 20 pages plus the synopsis
  • Juvenile/Young Adult Novel  – enter the first 20 pages plus the synopsis
  • Women’s Fiction  – enter the first 20 pages plus the synopsis
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Short Story – any length up to 6,000 words
  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story – any length up to 6,000 words
  • Creative Nonfiction/Memoir – enter the first 20 pages plus the synopsis
  • Essay – any length up to 2,500 words
  • Children’s Picture Book – either fiction or nonfiction up to 500 words (no illustrations)
  • Poetry – one poem up to three pages or three Haiku on one page.

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