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Friday, January 02, 2009

WV Writers Contest Grand Opening TODAY!

The 2009 West Virginia Writers, Inc. Annual Writing Competition is now officially accepting entries.

Please note, things have changed a little bit with the contest this year.

  • Entry fees for the contest are now set at $10 each (except for the book-length prose category, which is set at $12 each). However, a new feature in the rules of the contest is that every third entry is absolutely free. That's right, you can submit three entries for the price of two, or six entries for the price of four, etc. There's no limit. And if you do the math, under last year's $8 per entry fee, you'd pay $24 for three submissions; this year, you'll pay only $20. In other words, it pays to submit more than two entries.
  • Be sure to pay attention to the address you send your entries to. We have a new contest administrator this year, Mr. Stephen Goff of the Salem area. He'll be taking all your entries and sending them out to our judges.
  • And this year we have removed the $1 handling fee per mailing (saving you even more).
  • For the youth, we have now combined our annual high school competition as part of our student form. This form now has three separate age categories, Grades 1-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12, with prizes of $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd and $25 for 3rd place in each age group.
  • Please visit our contest page for all the details and for copies of our entry forms.