Aspiring writers —
I’ve recently heard about this writing contest. Even though it comes out of Albuquerque and has the name “SouthWest” in it, it is a national contest open to all writers. For details about what genres are being accepted and entry fees, check out the Web site.
From the Web site, http://southwestwriters.com/index.php:
The 2007 SouthWest Writers Contest encourages and honors excellence in writing.
Editors and literary agents judge all entries in each category and critique the top three. All entries receive a written critique by a qualified consultant.
Highly qualified new critiquers have been selected for three categories in this year’s contest: Mainstream or Literary Novel, Screenplay, and Poetry.
Finalists are notified by mail and listed on the SWW website with the title of their entry.
First, second and third place winners receive cash prizes of $150, $100 and $50, respectively.
First place winners also compete for the $1000 Storyteller Award.