Fiction -- Rusty Barnes
Nonfiction -- Mike D'Orso
Poetry -- Michael Khandelwal
WRITING CONTEST GUIDELINES:
In an effort to encourage new writers, the contest is open to amateur writers only. Authors who have earned more than $300 in the last 12 months from sales of their work or from prize earnings from their work are considered professional and are ineligible to enter any of the contests.
All entries must be unpublished in print, in e-zines, on blogs, and on personal websites and must NOT have placed (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in ANY previous writing contest.
Authors may submit ONLY 1 work in each category.
Entries must be typed on 8x11-inch white paper, 12-point Times New Roman font, black ink, double spaced with 1-inch margins.
Entries must include a removable title page (e.g. paper clipped) that contains author’s name, address, category, and title of the work.
The title and page number must appear on each page in a header to the right. Do NOT include your name in the header.
Faxed and/or emailed entries will NOT be accepted.
Mailed entries must include the registration fee (if entrant hasn't previously registered for the conference) and must be in our office by Friday, July 27.
Entries, registration, and payment, should be mailed to:
HAMPTON ROADS WRITERS
P.O. Box 7607
Norfolk, VA 23509-0607
Failure to follow ANY of the rules will result in disqualification of entry.
All decisions by the judges are final, and all winners will be announced sometime between 4:30 – 5 PM on Saturday, September 22.
Contestants MUST retrieve their contest entries immediately after the contest, or they will be discarded; we regret that we cannot mail them.
The word count for each category is:
o Fiction: One complete story, not to exceed 2500 words (NO CHAPTERS)
o Nonfiction: One complete article, essay, or creative nonfiction submission, not to exceed 2500 words (NO CHAPTERS)
o Poetry: One complete poem, not to exceed 100 lines
Judges have been requested to offer confidential written comments on each entry; the length and type of comments are at the discretion of the judge.
HRW is not responsible for lost or damaged submissions.
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