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Writing 
Contest

Heritage Writers Guild End of Year Writing Contest

Submissions

Close on Nov 1st, 2023

Categories

Non-Fiction: Up to 2,500 words.

Fiction: Up to 2,500 words.

Poetry: 40 Line Limit. The poetry can be any form. For example - metered, rhymed, prose or narrative poetry.

Limit 2 entries per category per person.

Entry Price:

          Members - $ 5.00 per entry 

          Non-members - $ 7.00 per entry

          Students - $ 2.00 per entry

          Max price - $ 25.00 for a full six entries

Entries should include:

  • A cover page that includes: 

    1. Title

    2. Contest category

    3. Word count

    4. Name

    5. Address

    6. Email address

  • The entry should be a separate attachment with no identifying information. Please include title and page number. 

Formatting Your Entry

Fiction and Non-fiction

  1. Use a 1″ margin on all sides.

  2. Pages number at the bottom of the page.

  3. Title centered at the top of page one followed by 2 empty line.

  4. One blank line between paragraphs.

  5. Double-space the entire text.

  6. Use a standard font, 12-point type.

  7. Times New Roman or Courier.

  8. .doc or .docx file format (Microsoft Word)

Poetry

  1. Double-spaced. 

  2. One-inch margin on all sides of the page.

  3. One blank line between verses

  4. Font size 12

  5. The title should be centered at the top of the page, followed by 2 empty lines.

  6. Times New Roman or Courier

  7. .doc or .docx file format (Microsoft Word)

The Prizes

 

1st place winners will receive $25.00 and an award certificate.

2nd place winners will receive $15.00 and an award certificate.

3rd place winners will receive $10.00 and an award certificate.

 

Honorable mention entries will receive an award certificate. The number of honorable mention awards given will be at the discretion of the Judges. 

The winners will be announced at the December Holiday Party. More details coming soon.

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  • All payments must be made by check or cash. NOTE that the checks should still be made out to “Heritage Writers Guild” as the new accounts don’t open until January. Please pay by one of the three options below:

    • Checks to Denis Feehan, 829 Santa Maria Way, Mesquite, NV 89027.  

    • Hand delivered at the chapter meeting at the main library on Nov. 14th @6:30 pm.

    • Cash may ONLY be Hand delivered at the chapter meeting at the St. George library.

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Members - $ 5.00 per entry 

Non-members - $ 7.00 per entry

Students - $ 2.00 per entry

Max price - $ 25.00 for a full six entries

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