Are You 15 or Older? And Love to Write?

8 Feb

Then consider entering the 2012 Rising Star Creative Writing Competition!

Here are the deets:

• The competition is open to writers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho in three age categories: 15-18, 19-25, and 25+.
• Genres include Fiction, Literary Nonfiction, and Poetry.
• Submitting writers who have won in the past two years may not submit in their winning genre(s).
• Submitting writers may not have published a first book or chapbook, but may have had individual stories, essays or poems in print.
• Poets may submit two unpublished poems (no more than four single-spaced pages, total); prose writers may submit one unpublished double-space piece of no more than 3,000 words per genre. “Publication” includes appearance on any Internet source except a blog.
• Use one-inch margins, Times Roman Typeface, and a 12-point type. Submissions must be in Microsoft Word® format. Entries will not be returned.
• The authors’ name, mailing address, phone number, email address, genre of submission, age category, and word count must appear on the cover sheet with entry.
• Entrant’s short bio should include information about themselves and their interest in writing. Winners, when notified, must submit a photo (headshot preferred) for use in publicity and the annual anthology of student writing.
Entries must be received no later than 12 midnight on the submission deadline of March 10, 2012
• Entries dated after this date will not be read.
• For more information email or call 541.647.2233.


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