Thursday, May 15, 2014
Children’s, Fiction, General, Horror, Mystery, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Poetry: $10 for SouthWest Writers members, $20 for all other entrants.
All entries except poetry: $20 for SouthWest Writers members, $30 for all other entrants.
For an additional $20 for poetry entries or $25 for all other entries, you'll be entered in the contest but also receive a critique of your entry.
Late entries through May 15th accepted with a late fee.
A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winner will be judged in each of the 10 categories.
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $150
Winners will be notified in August 2014. Winners' names will be posted on the Southwest Writer website at or about the same time.
The 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry.
Winners are selected by agents or editors unaffiliated with SouthWest Writers. First place winning entries in prior SWW contests may not be resubmitted for judging in 2014.
Visit swwcontest.com for complete rules and entry form. Entries are open from February 1 to May 1, 2014 and may be submitted after May 1 until May 15 with payment of a late fee.
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