Who’s Eligible: Members of NCWN-West whose dues are paid up to date.
Original Work: The entry must be the author's original work and not previously published.
Eligible Genres: All fiction except children’s fiction.
Dates: Submissions will be accepted beginning June 1, 2016. All entries must be emailed or postmarked by August 31, 2016.
Entry Fees: An individual writer may enter up to three submissions. A fee of $5.00 must accompany each entry. Entry fees will be used for awarding prizes to the winner or winners.
Length: The word count (excluding the title) may not exceed 300 words.
How to Enter: No entry form is required. Electronic and paper entries are acceptable. Handwritten copies cannot be accepted.
To submit by email, copy and paste the manuscript into the body of an email or send the manuscript as an email attachment to email@example.com.
Checks for email and paper entry fees, as well as paper manuscripts, should be submitted by mail to Pat Meece Davis, 23 Tutor Lane, Brevard, NC 28712.
Author’s Identifying Info: The author's identifying information and manuscript title should appear on the subject line of the email or on a separate sheet of paper if entering by mail.
You may enter up to three manuscripts, but each entry must be submitted separately with a $5.00 fee for each.
Judges: Judging will be non-biased. Writers’ identities will not be shared with the judges.
Agreement: By entering this contest, the author agrees NCWN-West may publish the winning entry/entries on its website. Polish and proofread your work.
The winner will be asked to provide a short paragraph biography to accompany the published manuscript.