Monday, January 18, 2010

Annual "Let's Write!" Literary Contest Now Accepting Entries!

Contest opens -- January 15, 2010
Entries must be postmarked no later than -- April 15, 2010

All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference.


* Maximum entry length: 36 lines (poetry), 2500 words (fiction and non-fiction).
* All entries must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication during this competition, (this includes submissions to our Magnolia Quarterly Magazine) and submission must not have been a winner of a previous "Let's Write" Literary Contest.
* All entries must be typewritten, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double-spaced, poetry may be single-spaced, on one side only of 81/2" x 11" white paper.
* For each entry, include a COVER PAGE. (See Cover Page requirements below)
* On each entry, put title only on the first page, then title and page # in the upper right hand corner of each additional page. Please put No Other identification on your entry.
* Keep your originals. Send only copies. Entries will not be returned. GCWA cannot be responsible for entries lost in the mail or damaged due to natural catastrophe.
* GCWA retains the rights to publish the winning entries in the Magnolia Quarterly and on the web site.
* Multiple entries in all categories are welcome and may be mailed in one envelope.

Include $8.00 for each Fiction or Nonfiction entry
Include $5.00 for each Poetry entry
Include $8.00 for each Photo entry

PRIZES (for each category):
First place: $80.00
Second place: $50.00
Third place: $20.00

Visit for more information and to enter online!

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