Sunday, February 1, 2009

2009 PNWA Literary Contest

Fron the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Website:

The 2009 PNWA Literary Contest presents an opportunity for writers to showcase their unpublished work.

Deadline is Febuary 20th, so hurry and get your entry in!
Contest Categories 1. Mainstream 7. Non-Fiction Book/Memoir 2 .Inspirational Genre 8. Screen Writing 3. Romance Genre 9. Poetry 4. Mystery/Thriller Genre 10. Short Story 5. Science Fiction/Fantasy Genre 11. Children’s Picture Book or Chapter Book 6. Young Adult Novel 12. Adult Short Topics: Article/Essay/ Short Memoir
Awards and Benefits
The eight finalists in each category will be notified before June 2009 prior to the PNWA Summer Conference on July 30 - August 2, 2009. Award Winners will be announced at the conference.
Every entry accepted in the contest will receive two –critiques—a useful tool for any writer.
Finalists who attend the PNWA Summer Conference will receive a Finalist ribbon for their name badge, giving them high visibility to the agents and editors at the conference. Finalists’ manuscripts will be made available to agents and editors during the conference. In addition, finalists entries are read and judged by an agent or editor to determine the top three in each category.
Winners are given the opportunity to attend the Agents and Editors Reception at the PNWA Summer Conference.
Awards will be given as follows:
First Place: $600 and the Zola Award The Zola Award honors founding member Zola Helen Ross for her vision in creating a writing community more than 50 years ago.
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $150
Entries must be postmarked no later than FEBRUARY 20, 2009.

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