All contest entries will be returned with judges' comments. Authors retain all rights. All contests have a $25 entry fee ($20 for members). Fee payable online through PayPal, or by check on money order. Scroll down for submission instructions.
Awards for all contests: 1st: Choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 50 pages (or 10 poems) line-edited and revised by our editorial staff 2nd: Choice of a 1 night stay at our B&B, 2 free workshops, or 35 pages (or 8 poems) line-edited 3rd: Choice of 1 free workshop, or 25 pages (or 5 poems) line-edited + Up to 10 Honorable Mentions
Each poem should not exceed two pages. Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. Multiple entries are accepted. The entry fee is $25 ($20 for Workshop members) for every three poems.
Hard Times Writing Contest Deadline:May 31, 2018
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 not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font). Multiple entries are accepted. 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.
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Member entry fee:
How to submit an entry:
Email a Microsoft Word document of your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org with "[Name of contest] Entry" in the subject line
Pay entry fee online by clicking the PayPal button above
Enclose your submission, and a self-sealing self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners. No need to use Fedex, certified mail, etc.
Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: [Name of contest], c/o The Writers' Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805.
If you are submitting an entry by mail, you can still pay the entry fee online by clicking the button above.