Knoxville Writers’ Guild: Writing and Poetry Contests

31 May 2014

Enter as many of the following contests as you wish.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014.

Entries must be received before the deadline to be considered.
See Contest Guidelines for more information, like how to submit your entries and other fun facts.

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Creative Nonfiction

A piece written on a given topic. Creative nonfiction is the truth as you know it; the telling of a true story using the tools of fiction. However, names of people and places can be changed.

Guidelines:

Entry consists of one typed, double-spaced nonfiction essay of no more than 3,000 words.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
For This Years Entries: Topic: Local Ghost Stories.
Judged by: Not Named Yet

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Crime/Mystery

Guidelines:

Entry consists of one short story in the crime/mystery genre totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Fiction – SciFi/Fantasy

Guidelines:

Entry consists of one short story or standalone novel excerpt in the SciFi/Fantasy genre totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.

All forms of Sci-Fi/Fantasy are acceptable, including the following: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Young Adult, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Alternative History, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, etc., or a combination thereof.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Leslie Garrett Award For Literary Fiction

In memory of the late Knoxville author, Leslie Garrett.
Fee: There is no fee for entering this contest.

Guidelines:

Entry consists of one short story totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.

Only one entry per contestant.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$0.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$0.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet

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Novel Excerpt

Send us something that makes us want to read more.

Guidelines:

Entry consists of typed, double-spaced novel excerpt or novella totaling no more than 10,000 words.

Please, include the word count on the cover sheet.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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One Act Play

Guidelines:

15-50 minutes in length

The script should follow common playwriting guidelines and formatting.

Produced but not published plays accepted.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Poetry

Guidelines:

Entry consists of three typed poems of no more than totaling 100 lines or fewer. If more than one poem is entered, poems will be judged as a collection.

No restrictions as to style or content, or spacing.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Romance

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Screenwriting

Guidelines:

A one-hour or less script, 10 – 55 pages.

The script should follow common scriptwriting guidelines and formatting. Camera transitions are not necessary.

If the author is writing a television script, the script should not be for any existing television show, but should include original material.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Young Writers’ Fiction Prize

Highschool students only.

Guidelines:

Entry consists of one short story totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.

Open to all high school students in the Greater Knoxville Area of East Tennessee, grades 9-12. No identifying information on poems themselves.

If you are a teacher or school submitting entries on behalf of your students, please add the following in the email body (in addition to information required by the Genera Guidelines):

School:

Name

    Address

    Phone Number

Please contact KWG President Erin Atchley if your school or club needs any additional information for bookkeeping or payment purposes.

Entry Fee – Members:
$5.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$5.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Young Writers’ Poetry Prize

Highschool students only.

Guidelines:

Entry consists of three typed poems of no more than totaling 100 lines or fewer. If more than one poem is entered, poems will be judged as a collection.

No restrictions as to style or content, or spacing.

Open to all high school students in the Greater Knoxville Area of East Tennessee, Grades 9-12. No identifying information on poems themselves.

If you are a teacher or school submitting entries on behalf of your students, please add the following in the email body (in addition to information required by the Genera Guidelines):

School:

Name

    Address

    Phone Number

Please contact KWG President Erin Atchley if your school or club needs any additional information for bookkeeping or payment purposes.

Entry Fee – Members:
$5.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$5.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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