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Saturday, January 18, 2014

WV Writers Contest F.A.Q.#13

Continuing the series of Frequently Asked Questions about the West Virginia Writers, Inc., Annual Writing Competitions.  To see all of the questions, please click HERE

QUESTION:  Am I correct that only the Book-Length/YA category considers works over 5,000 words? I wasn't sure about the Emerging Writers and Appalachian Writing categories. Do those categories consider 5,000 word excerpts of longer works?

ANSWER:  Yes, Book Length/YA considers works of over 5,000 words, but the specifics are that it accepts a 7,500 word excerpt with a 1 page synopsis.  Similarly, Stageplay can accept entries that potentially may have scripts that come in over 5,000 words, but the scripts are limited to a 30-page excerpt.  If the play is longer than 30 pages, a 1-page synopsis is also required, the same as with Book Length.