Friday, April 30, 2021
$15 for Member of the National Federation of the Blind Writer's Division, $20 for non-members.
*This contest is for everyone 18 years old, or older. One need not be blind to enter.
*We will consider only unpublished original entries. Please do not submit entries that have been published on a website or blog.
*Fiction and nonfiction categories can be of any main stream genre, and cannot exceed 3,000 words.
*Poetry: We will accept poetry of any length
*Authors of either poetry and/or prose are encouraged to submit multiple pieces.
*Adults are required to submit all poetry, fiction and nonfiction as attachments to an E-mail message.
*The attachments must be in either Microsoft Word (doc) or Rich Text Format (rtf).
*Fiction and nonfiction should be written in a normal prose style, with paragraphs being left justified, lines being single spaced, and having a 14 point font of Aerial, regular.
* Be sure to double check your work for spelling and grammatical errors
*No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
Along with your entry or entries, include a cover letter providing the following information:
*Your name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.
*List the titles of all submissions, including the category in which they are being entered.
*State your method of payment for the entry fee (check or PayPal).
*Finally, the cover letter could be your e-mail message, or a separate document attached along with your submissions.
CONTEST ENTRY FEES PAYMENT AND METHODS
*The fee for each short story is $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.
*The fee for each nonfiction entry is $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.
*The base fee for poetry will cover up to three poems, if the combined line-count of all three pieces does not exceed 108 lines – additional poems require a second fee, following the same fee payment scheme. Base fees are $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.
*You may use PayPal from the Writers’ Division website, http://writers.nfb.org
*Alternatively, you may mail a check made out to NFB Writers’ Division, with a note in the memo line relating to the contest. Send to:
19541 Olney Mill Rd.
Olney, MD 20832.
*E-mail submissions should be sent to Shelley Alongi [email protected]
****We look forward to seeing your words. ****