Call for Submissions: Rising Star Creative Writing Competition

22 Jan

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Rising Star Submission Guidelines

 • 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 may not submit again. 

• 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• Poets may submit three unpublished poems (no more than four single-spaced pages, total); prose writers may submit one unpublished double-space piece of no more than 3,000 words per genre.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, 2013.

• Entries dated after this date will not be read.

• For more information email programs@thenatureofwords.org or call 541.647.2233.

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