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"Let's Write"

Literary Contest

2015

 

See the "Let's Write" Literary Contest 2014 Winners! 

Contest opens -- January 15, 2015

Entries must be postmarked no later than -- April 10, 2015

Contest chair: Philip Levin writerpllevin@gmail.com

      

All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished.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.

LITERARY RULES:

  • Maximum entry length: 50 lines (poetry), 2000 words (fiction and non-fiction).

  • All entries must be original, unpublished, (this includes submissions to our Magnolia Quarterly Magazine) and submission must not have been a winner of a previous "Let's Write" Literary Contest.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.

  • A COVER PAGE must be included for each entry. (See Cover Page requirements below)

  • On each entry put title and page # in the upper right hand corner of each 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. All other rights retained by the author.

  • Multiple entries in all categories are welcome and may be mailed in one envelope. Be sure to include your check with your entry/entries.

ENTRY FEE:

Include $8.00 for each Fiction or Nonfiction entry. And $8.00 for 1 to 3 Poetry entries.

     

COVER PAGE must include the following information:

    1.  Name

    2.  Address

    3.  Phone Number

    4.  E-Mail address

    5.  Title of Entry

    6.  Category  ( Fiction,  Nonfiction,  Poetry)

    7.  Word Count  (Entries not to exceed 2,000 words or 50 lines of poetry)

Mail entries to: 

Gulf Coast Writers Association

"Let's Write" Literary Contest

P O Box 952
Long Beach MS  39560

 

Or click here to Enter Online 

       

 

$ Contest Prizes $

Categories

POETRY

FICTION

NONFICTION

Maximum

50 lines

2,000 words

2,000 words

1st 

PLACE

$100 $100 $100

2nd

PLACE

$60 $60 $60

3rd

PLACE

$25 $25 $25

To receive acknowledgment/receipt of your entry, include a self-addressed stamped post card.

For a list of winners and/or information about the awards banquet, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address before May 1, 2015.  The SASE may accompany your entry.

Please note that all GCWA officers are volunteers from our local community, and participate out of love and dedication to the craft of writing. GCWA is a not-for-profit organization. The funds collected cover operating and publishing expenses.

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