Contests

 


Nonfiction Entry Form

 

Novel Form

 

Young Writers Contest

 

Poetry Contest

 

The David Raffelock Award for Publishing Excellence

 

Short Story Contest

 

ALL CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN JUNE


 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR CONTESTS

 

Q: Do the entries need to be to the NWA office by the deadline?

A: No. Entries must be postmarked by the deadline, but can arrive at NWA after the deadline.

 

Q: Where can I get a copy of Research Report #35?

A: Please e-mail us at natlwritersassn@hotmail.com, and we will send you a PDF.

 

Q: Can I send an electronic submission instead of a hardcopy?

A: No. We accept only hard copy manuscripts. The judges write notes in the margins as a reference, as well as for the author's review.

 

Q: When I send in the entry fee, should I send cash?

A: We strongly advise against sending cash in the mail. Entry fees can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.

 

Q: When will I know if my manuscript placed? When will the winners be announced?

A:  Due to the amount of submissions, judging usually takes about four months. If, for example, you are entering the Novel contest, expect an answer in July. Winners will be notified in June.

 

Q: Why does it take so long?

A: On any given contest there is a panel of at least three judges. Each judge reads the entire manuscript, and then makes a decision. Entries with critiques can take longer.

 

More questions? Please send us an e-mail at natlwritersassn@hotmail.com

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