Thursday, June 12, 2008

3rd Annual Hamilton Writers Guild Fiction Contest

Dawn Goldsmith, a long-time IWW member, sent along the information below about a writing contest in her home state. Dawn is a former winner of the contest.

3rd Annual Hamilton Writers Guild Fiction Contest Guidelines

  • Category: General Fiction, limited to 2000 word
  • Deadline: Postmarked no later than September 30, 2008
  • Entry fee: $10 per entry
  • Prizes: $125 1st Prize; $75 2nd Prize; $50 3rd Prize
  • Manuscript must be typed, (preferably Times Roman typeface,) double-spaced on one side of 8.5 x10 white paper
  • Each page should have page number and title in the upper right hand corner
  • Staple all entries in upper left corner
  • Include a cover page with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and how you learned about the contest (follow example on our website and type or print information)
  • Entries will not be returned
  • Unlimited number of entries allowed; entry fee must accompany each entry
  • Entries will be disqualified if they exceed word count or if name, or any form of identification, appears on the manuscript
  • Current members of the Hamilton Writers Guild are ineligible to enter
  • No e-mail entries
  • Previous first, second, and third place winning entries to the Hamilton Writers Guild Fiction contest can not be resubmitted
  • Winners will be announced on November 14, 2008 on our web site
  • Visit our web site for information about our contest

Send entries to:
Hamilton Writers Guild Fiction Contest
PO Box 1205
Hamilton, Ohio 45012

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