Writers Alliance of Gainesville Bacopa Annual Literary Journal Contest

8 June 2009


Contest Submission Period: July 1 through October 31, 2009

Prizes (Each Genre)
First Place–$350.00
Second Place–$75.00
Honorable Mention–Authors and Titles listed in Bacopa.
First and Second Place winners and selected Honorable Mention winners will be published.
All authors whose work is published in Bacopa will receive one free copy.

First, Second and Honorable Mention winners will be notified via email.
All Winners will be posted on the WAG website as soon as selection is complete.

Categories and Word Limits
Fiction—3,300 words
Non-Fiction—3,300 words
Poetry—50 lines per poem
Poetry—Submit up to three poems per contest submission
Submissions that exceed the word or line count will not be considered.

No limit to the number of submissions a person may submit in any category
Each separate entry requires an Entry Fee
Each entry requires a separate Entry Form (see below)

Manuscripts in English and Unpublished at the time of submission
(Please notify Bacopa via email if your submission is accepted elsewhere.)
WAG Membership is not required

Method of Transmission
Email Attachment(s) ONLY—NO mailed, paper manuscripts
Subject Line should read: CONTEST Fiction, or Non-Fiction, or Poetry
Name the attached manuscript file with the GENRE/TITLE of the manuscript (e.g. Poetry/Love Note in the Snow)
Save the file in .rtf or .doc ONLY
Email the file as an attachment using our online Entry Form
Complete an Entry Form for each submission (See link below and follow instructions in the form.)

Manuscript Format—Fiction and Non-Fiction
One inch Margins, all sides, .05 Paragraph Indent, Right justified
12-point type in Arial or Times New Roman ONLY
Cover Page: The first page of our document should contain your Name, Address, Email, Phone, Title, Word Count
Page 1 and following: Title/Page Numbers Upper Right
Page 1: Word Count under Title/Page Number
Save the File in .rtf or .doc ONLY
(NOTE: Author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.)

Manuscript Format—Poetry
You can send up to three poems per submission. Up to 50 lines per poem.
Poems need not be double-spaced
12-point type in Arial or Times New Roman ONLY
Cover Page: The first page of your document should contain your Name, Address, Email, Phone, and the Title and Line Count for each poem.
Subsequent Pages: Put line count in upper right corner for each poem.
Save the file in .rtf or .doc ONLY. Name the file “Poetry Contest Submission.”
(NOTE: Author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.)

Entry Form available at www.bacopaonline.com

Fill out a separate Entry Form for each submission. Follow instruction on the Entry Form.

Entry Fees
Writers Alliance of Gainesville (WAG) Members in good standing, your first submission in any genre is FREE. You will also receive a Free copy of Bacopa.
WAG Members–Additional Submissions are $9 each
All Others–$11 each submission

You can remit payment by two methods: PayPal or Personal Check. After filling out the online entry form, you will have an opportunity to use PayPal to submit your payment. This is our preferred method.
To pay by Personal Check. Make your check payable to: Writers Alliance of Gainesville.

Mail to:
WAG Contest
PO Box 358396
Gainesville, FL 32635

Submissions not following all the above guidelines will not be considered.

Payment must be received by the contest submission deadline, 10/31/09, in order for entries to be considered.

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