The Pennwriters Annual Writing Contest opens for submissions on January 1st, but the time to start working on that entry is now. The holiday season is upon us. Everyone gets busy, but try to take enough time to do one thing to advance your career each day. Preparing an entry for the writing contest is a very good thing to do for your career. The most recent newsletter shared many examples of the lift and push it gave to numerous members careers. Here are some details.
Pennwriters sponsors an annual contest that provides its members with an exciting opportunity to receive feedback on their works in progress. There’s no limit on the number of entries an author can send, and every one receives commentary from industry professionals. Entries are divided into four categories: short story, novel beginning, nonfiction, and poetry.
The contest runs from January 1 to January 31, and submissions cost $15. Writers must upload their work through the website ( http://www.
pennwriterswritingcontest.com ). One poetry entry can include up to three poems, each on its own page. Entries in the other categories can’t exceed ten pages in standard manuscript formatting. All entries are strictly anonymous, as is all judging.
The top three entries in each category receive prizes, and the winners are announced at the Pennwriters’ Conference in May. First place receives a complimentary membership to the subsequent conference. Second place is half off a conference membership. Third place receives a free entry in the next year’s contest.
Get those entries ready, Pennwriters. Make 2019 your year.Share this: