Do you have a short work that you thing is great? Something ready for prime time? Iâ€™ll be the judge of that.
No, really. Iâ€™m one of the fiction judges for the 2011 Maryland Writersâ€™ Association Short Works Contest. Enter your best workâ€”but act fast! The deadline is February 6. Here are details from the MWA.
Short Works Contest
Deadline: February 6, 2011
The goal of this contest is to encourage and recognize outstanding writing in short fiction, short non-fiction and poetry. The contest is open to original, unpublished fiction and non-fiction of less than 3,000 words, or poetry of less than 50 lines, written in English.
Judges: Fiction- Lalita Naronha, Jen Michalski, Eric D. Goodman; Nonfiction: Tom Horton, Marita Golden, Lauren Davis; Poetry: Barbara Morrison, Cliff Lynn, Shirley Brewer, and Doug Mowbray
Fees: $10 for MWA members; $15 for non-members
Prizes: First in each category: $150 and free attendance at the MWA Annual Writers Conference in April 2011;
Each winner and one guest are invited to a Writing Awards celebration in conjunction with the April 2011 Maryland Writers Conference.
Complete submission guidelines can be found at http://marylandwriters.org/contest2011-shortworks.html.
Questions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric D. Goodman, Books Correspondent
Eric's column, Lit Bit, is published every week to Gather Essentials: Books.Â Featuring bits on writing, writers, books, and literature, Lit Bit will fulfill your literary longings.
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