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Writing Contest 2021 (open until July 30)

  • 07/30/2021
  • Online submission until July 30

Registration

  • 10 pages maximum
    IWG member in good standing
  • 10 pages maximum
    Person not an IWG member in good standing
  • First 10 pages of a novel
    IWG member in good standing
  • First 10 pages of a novel
    Person not an IWG member in good standing
  • 4 pages maximum
    IWG member in good standing
  • 4 pages maximum
    Person not an IWG member in good standing
  • 3,500 words maximum
    IWG member in good standing
  • 3,500 words maximum
    Person not an IWG member in good standing

Registration is closed

WRITING  CONTEST RULES:

  1. All entries must be ORIGINAL and NOT previously published
  2. Any genre is acceptable, all entries however should be adult or new adult fiction or non-fiction
  3. Entries must be received by July 30, 2021.
  4. All entries MUST:
     * Be in English, and author’s original work
     * Be double-spaced with 1” margins in 12 point Times New Roman or Arial font
     * All pages of the submission must have the category, manuscript title, genre, and page number listed in the upper right-hand corner (this can be a header outside the 1 inch margin)
  5. Your name must NOT appear on any page of the manuscript. Your name should only be located on your Entry Form
  6. Non-refundable fee for each entry
  7. Failure to follow instructions will result in disqualification. Should your entry be disqualified, you will receive a letter stating the reason for disqualification and, time permitting, an opportunity to resubmit at no additional charge.
  8. Contest scores must average at least a 75 to be eligible as a winner.

*Prizes will not be awarded if no scores meet the minimum requirement (score of 75 or above). Scores are an average of all judge’s scores.

1st place winner in each category = $100
2nd place winner in each category = $50
3rd place winner in each category - $20 gift card

Each category is judged by two or more industry professionals. You will receive the Judges’ scorecards  FREE with each entry! Winners names, title and genre of works will be posted in October.

HOW  TO ENTER

Go to the Writing Contest event on the IWG website. Click on the Register button at the bottom of the page. Complete the registration form, upload your writing sample (ONLY ONE submission per registration form), and pay the fee. Each writing sample submission requires a separate registration/entry form.

If you are unable to submit online, please contact the Contest Director for accommodations (sherryabriscoe@gmail.com).

CONTACT US

Idaho Writers Guild

PO Box 8862

Boise ID 83707

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