Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Contest - Nonfiction

NWA Non-fiction contest
Deadline: December 31

Note From Louise - This contest offers an excellent opportunity to not only enter a contest, but to gain valuable insight from a professional writer's critique.

*The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
*Contest opens October 1, 2005
*All entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2005
*Only unpublished works may be submitted
*Anthology rights will be requested for the first through third place winners
The entry must be accompanied by entry form (photocopies are acceptable)
*Entry fee - $18 per submission, and return SASE if you wish the material and rating sheets returned

Judging will be based on originality, marketability, research, and reader interest. Copies of the judges' evaluation sheets will be sent to entrants furnishing an SASE with their entry. First through fifth place awards will be presented at the NWAF Conference. Other winners will be notified by March. 1st Prize -- $200 and Clearinghouse representation if winner is book proposal; 2nd Prize -- $100; 3rd Prize -- $50; 4th through 10th Places will receive a book of the winner's choice. Honorable Mentions receive a certificate. The entry fee per submission is $18.

If you wish to have your submission critiqued, please request this on the entry form. Entry fees are used to pay judges and prize money. See complete rules and guidelines at our website: www.nationalwriters.com/members/contests/nonfictioncontest

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