WV Writers Contest Entry Form 2010

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Competition Category Descriptions
#___Children’s Books: (Picture book/First Reader/Middle Grade) Submit 3 chapters or up to 5,000 words and one-page
synopsis. (Artwork may be included, but will be judged. Only send copies of art; do NOT send original art.)
#___Short Poetry: Poetry 20 lines or fewer in length; any form.
#___Long Poetry: Poetry 21 lines up to four pages in length; any form.
#___Short Story: Fiction (up to 5,000 words).
#___Nonfiction: (up to 5,000 words) Includes article, essay and memoir.
#___Screenplay: (Any length screenplay, but submit up to a 30-page sample. If full screenplay is over 30 pages, send
additional one-page synopsis of whole screenplay. Use standard screenplay format.) The Joe McCabe Memorial
Script Award.
#___Emerging Writers Prose: (up to 5,000 words). Specify fiction or nonfiction.
#___Emerging Writers Poetry: (Any poetry form, up to four pages in length). The F. Ethan Fischer Memorial Poetry Award.
#___Book Length Prose: (Fiction/nonfiction/Young Adult) Submit up to 7,500 words and a 1-page synopsis.
THIS CATEGORY HAS A $12 ENTRY FEE **
#___Pearl S. Buck Writing for Social Change Award: (Nonfiction or poetry, up to 5,000 words on a topic related to
social change)
#___Topic— Appalachian Writing: (up to 5,000 words), prose or poetry.
#___Topic— Survival: (up to 5,000 words), prose or poetry. If longer than 5000 words, submit an additional one-page
synopsis of the entire story.
#___Genre— Fantasy: (up to 5,000 words), prose. Must be a story with a fantasy setting.
Name _____________________________________
TOTAL # OF ENTRIES ____ X $10
$________
TOTAL # OF ENTRIES ____ X $12 **
$________
LATE FEES (March 16-31, $2 PER manuscript)
$________
MEMBERSHIP
$________
Address ___________________________________
City/State/Zip ______________________________
County ____________________________________
Phone _____________________________________
Email _____________________________________
I certify I have both read and met all eligibility
requirements.
Signature __________________________________
Date _____________
DONATION FOR WVW’S NEW MOUNTAIN VOICES
STUDENT WRITING CONTEST
$________
TOTAL ENCLOSED
$________
Enclose check or money order payable to West Virginia
Writers, Inc. MEMBERSHIP (current membership
required if not a resident of WV): Adult $20.00; College
$10.00; Student (under age 18) $5.00.
____ Current Year (July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015)
____ Next Year (July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016)
____ I am already a member of WVW, Inc.
OFFICIAL WRITING CONTEST RULES
ENTRY FORM: Fill out and mail this form with your check or money order (no credit cards) to the address printed below. Only
one entry form per person is necessary. Entry fee is $10 per entry, or $12 for Book Length/YA.
DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked between January 2 and March 15, 2015. Late Entry Deadline: If mailed between March
16 and March 31, 2015, add $2.00 fee per manuscript.
ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to WV residents and current members of WVW, Inc. Entries must be original work of the entrant and
must comply with category descriptions, limitations and procedures. Adaptation of the work of another writer is not eligible.
Works that have won a cash prize in any past WVW competition are not eligible. Published works or those accepted for
publication prior to January 1, 2015, are not eligible. A work will be considered published if it has been printed in a publication
with a distribution of 1000 or more; if it has been published on a webpage that has received or could receive 1,000 or more
viewers annually; or if it has been independently published via a print-on-demand or ebook service. If less than 25% of the entry
has been published, it will be considered unpublished. There is no eligibility age limit.
EMERGING WRITERS ELIGIBILITY: Writers who have never won a cash award in WVW Annual Competition AND who have not
been published in a publication with a circulation greater than 5000 copies are eligible to enter this category.
CONTEST GUIDELINES:
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The author’s name MUST NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript.
Send copies only. Manuscripts will NOT be returned.
Indicate entry category and word count in upper right hand corner of first page.
All manuscripts must be titled, typewritten in standard 12-point font, and double-spaced (poetry may be single-spaced)
on one side of 8.5 x 11 white paper.
Please staple or paperclip entries.
Manuscripts may be entered in more than one category, provided the same title is used.
Submit a separate manuscript and fee for each category.
Larger submissions may be placed in a clear document folder.
No Returns: All submissions will be destroyed 30 days after the annual state writers conference.
FEES: All fees paid to the contest are non-refundable.
JUDGING: Judges will not critique manuscripts. Entrants may not contact judges during or after the contest. Any attempt to do
so by an entrant will result in automatic disqualification without refund of fees. Decisions of the judges are final.
DISCLAIMER: WVW, Inc., and Contest Administrator are not responsible for manuscripts that are delayed, lost in the mail, mailed
to the incorrect address, or damaged in delivery.
WINNERS: Winners will be announced at WVW Contest Awards Banquet, June 13, 2015 at Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV. For a list of
winners, enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope or email address.
Entries may be sent through regular mail only (NO signature-required mail will be accepted), with check or money
order payable to West Virginia Writers, Inc.. Mail to:
QUESTIONS: email [email protected]
WEST VIRGINIA WRITERS, INC.
Eric Fritzius, Contest Coordinator
RR 2 Box 357
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Please see the Contest FREQUENTLY ASKED Please see the Contest
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS list at
www.wvwriters.org/contest.html
list at www.wvwriters.org/contest.html