I am not among the elite judges for this contest, but I am the gatekeeper.
Follow the guidelines to the letter to get your entry read by the judges. Ask questions in the comment section or email me.
Genre: Short Story, any genre. Unpublished.
Voice: First person, present tense. No exceptions.
Topic: Any topic except torture, child abuse or domestic violence, and nothing racial or gender degrading.
Category: Two, published and unpublished author.
Word Count: 500 to 1,000 words (+ or - 10 words).
Limit: One entry per person.
Eligibility: Everyone is eligible to enter, unless prohibited by law. Under age writers should get their parent's permission.
Format: Standard ms format. Send submission in Word or WordPerfect document. All entries will be converted to pdf for your security. Writer's names will be removed from the judges' view.
Submission: Send your work as an attachment to your email. In your email include contact information and which category you are entering.
Deadline: Entries must be emailed to me at NadineLaman@aol.com by February 22, 2010, Arizona Time Zone. (GMT -7 hours).
Prize: $50 USD to one winner of each category.
Judging will close March 14th. All entries will be posted on a hidden page on my website that only the judges will have the address. It will be set up similar to the archive newsletters on my site. Judging guidelines will be posted tomorrow and on the judges' page which will become available toward the close of submissions.
Winners will be contacted by email. Have a 30-word bio ready and a pic that can be used to announce the winners on First Draft.
Manuscript info from First Draft: http://nadinelaman.blogspot.com/search/label/Manuscript%20prep This is way more info than you need, but this is easier than posting multiple links.
Genre descriptions: http://agentquery.com/genre_descriptions.aspx
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