CONTESTS and AWARDS

All contest entries will be returned with judges' comments. Authors retain all rights.

2014 WRITING COMPETITIONS

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Congratulations to our Meet the Author contest winners!

AWARDS FOR ALL CONTESTS:

1ST PLACE: Your choice of a 3 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 100 pages
line-edited and revised by our editorial staff

2nd PLACE: 2 night stay at our B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited

3rd PLACE: One free workshop; or 25 pages line-edited

10 Honorable Mentions

 

Hard Times Writing Contest

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Deadline: Extended to July 30, 2014. 

  •  Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).

  • Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members).

  • Multiple entries are accepted.
  • Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Do not use Fedex, certified mail, etc.

  • Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

  • Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with "Hard Times Contest" in the subject. Entry fee is payable online.

 

Literary Fiction Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2014. 

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  •  Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished.

  • Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone and title of work on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font.

  • The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members). Entry fee is payable online.
  • Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners.

  • Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Fiction Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

  • Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with "Fiction Contest" in the subject. No cover sheet or SASE is necessary. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.

 

24th Annual Memoirs Competition

Deadline: Postmarked by November 30, 2014. 

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  •  Submit a memoir of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished.

  • Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone and title of work on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font.

  • The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members). Entry fee is payable online.
  • Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Do not send via Fedex, certified mail, etc.

  • Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Memoirs Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

  • Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with "Memoirs Contest" in the subject.

 

25th Annual Poetry Contest

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Deadline: Postmarked by Feb 28, 2014. 

  •  All work must be unpublished.

  • Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee is $25 ($20 for Workshop members) for up to three entries.

  • Multiple entries are accepted. Each poem should not exceed two pages.
  • Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Do not use Fedex, certified mail, etc.

  • Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Annual Poetry Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805. Entry fee is payable online.

  • Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with "Poetry Contest" in the subject.