2018 Writing Contest

Entries must be received by March 5, 2018.

                                                                                                 Member/Non-Member
CATEGORIES:                               MAXIMUM LENGTH                 ENTRY FEE
1.  Short Story                                          3,500 words                        $35      $40
2. Novel 1st 10 Pages                                  10 pages                         $35      $40
3a. Non-Fiction-Memoir                          1st 10 Pages                       $35      $40
3b. Non-Fiction-Journalistic/Essays      2,500 words                       $35      $40

 Each category is judged by two or more industry professionals.
You will receive the judges' scorecards FREE with each entry!

          
~ HOW TO ENTER ~
EMAIL submission + entry form; to the Contest Director sherryabriscoe@gmail.com
Format pages with (category #, title, page #) in the header.

The judges’ comments will be emailed back to you after the awards ceremony.
OR
     REGULAR MAIL entry with header information (category #, title, page #) and entry form; to the Contest Director c/o Idaho Writers Guild, PO Box 8862, Boise, ID 83707 
(Do not mail a hard copy if you email your entry. We do not need both.)
        Pay online via Eventbrite HERE.



LITERARY CONTEST RULES:
     All entries must be ORIGINAL and NOT previously published
  Any genre is acceptable, all entries however should be adult or new adult fiction or non-fiction
      Entries must be received by March 5, 2018.
      
 All entries MUST:

            * Be in English, and author’s original work

            * Be double-spaced with 1” margins in 12 point Times New Roman or Courier New font

* All pages of the submission must have the category number, manuscript title, and page number listed in the upper right-hand corner (this can be a header outside the 1 inch margin)
       Your name must NOT appear on any page of the manuscript. Your name should only be located on your Entry Form

         Non-refundable fee for each entry
        
Failure to follow instructions will result in disqualification. Should your entry be disqualified, you will receive a letter stating the reason for disqualification and, time permitting, an opportunity to resubmit at no additional charge.
       
Contest scores must average at least a 65 to be eligible as a winner.
           
*Prizes will not be awarded if no scores meet the minimum requirement (score of 75 or above). Scores are an average of all judge’s scores.


Winners names, title and genre of works will be posted on our website.

2018 Writing Contest Entry FORM

2018 Writing Contest Entry FEE


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Winners of the 2017 Idaho Writers Guild Writing Contest


NOVEL FIRST 10 PAGES
First Place  Cassandra Farrin of Emmett, ID - HAI
Second Place – Leigh Robbins of Garden City, ID - THE FIRES OF HOLLOW EMBER

Third Place – Suzan Ahrens of Boise, ID - EVEN RAINBOW TROUT

NONFICTION – MEMOIR
First Place – Dan Costello of Boise, ID – CHICKEN COOP EPIPHANIES
Second Place – Chloe Moore of Caldwell, ID – THE DEPENDENTS
Third Place – Vicki Stevens of Meridian, ID – A CHILD WITH NO NAME

SHORT STORY
First Place – Carrie Stuart Parks of Cataldo, ID – SHARED SECRETS
First Place - Rex Adams of Melba, ID – MAD LIGHT
Second Place – Suzan Ahrens of Boise, ID – A GYPSY HEART
Third Place – Laurie Buchanan of Boise, ID – SOUTHERN COMFORT

NONFICTION – ESSAY
First Place – Grove Koger of Boise, ID – THE DEATH OF A TORTOISE
Second Place – Ruth Simerly of Hagerman, ID – CANYON RIM “ANGELS”

3 comments:

  1. Are the 2 nonfiction categories being judged separately, with prizes being awarded in each one? (That would mean that there are 4 categories in all.)

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  2. I wondered when the winners would be posted. The rules said May 1st. Thanks.

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