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32nd Annual National Writers Association Novel Contest


Saturday, April 1, 2023


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Entry Fees

$35 entry fee, critiques available for additional fee of $1 per page


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 in June. 1st Prize -- $500 and possible representation; 2nd Prize -- $250; 3rd Prize -- $150; 4th through 10th places will receive a book of the winner's choice. Honorable Mentions receive a certificate.


The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Novel Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of novel writing. Any genre or category of novel manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by April 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, in the English language.
Maximum length is 100,000 words. Those unsure of proper manuscript format should request Research Report #35.

The entry must be accompanied by entry form (photocopies are acceptable), entry fee of $35 per submission, and return SASE if you wish the material and rating sheets returned. SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED WITHOUT SASE. The U.S. Postal Service will not allow us to use your metered postage unless it is undated.

Receipt of entry will not be acknowledged without a return postcard. Author’s name and address must appear on the first page. Entries remain the property of the author and may be submitted during the contest as long as they are not published before the final announcement of winners.

Contact Information

Email is best, [email protected]


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