Sponsored by Denver Woman’s Press Club
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Opens – January 1, 2020
Entry Deadline – February 15, 2020
Online Submission required at dwconline.org/contest
- Fiction- $25 per entry
- Nonfiction- $25 per entry
- Poetry- $20 per entry
Cash Prizes: In each category: First $125; Second $75; Third $50
Bonus Critique: All entrants will receive constructive comments from professional writers and editors many of whom are members of the Denver Woman’s Press Club.
- Read rules and submit entry form at dwpconline.org/contest
- Pay fee for each entry using PayPal or credit card at www.dwpconline.org/contest.
- Complete separate entry form for each submission; only one entry per category
- Display title and page number on each page of manuscript; DO NOT show author’s name anywhere on the manuscript. Include separate cover with contact information. See details on website. Submit in Word or PDF format.
AWARD RECEPTION: Saturday April 4, 2020 2-4pm
DENVER WOMAN’S PRESS CLUB
1325 Logan St.
Denver, CO 80203
2020 Unknown Writers Contest Rules
Contest is open to men and women who:
- Are Colorado residents 18 and older.
- Have never been published with a byline and paid.
- Have not previously won first place in the same category in this competition.
- Fiction: Short story- 2000 word limit.
- Nonfiction: Journalistic report or essay (profile, memoir, opinion piece. etc.) 2000-word limit.
- Poetry: up to 3 poems; rhyming form or free verse. 40-lines each —poem limit
- Nov. 1 Website and publicity ready
- Nov. 8 Info to Webmaster
- Jan. 1 2020 Contest Opens
- Jan. 13 Judges meet 4:00 p.m.
- Feb. 15 Entry Deadline by midnight
- Mar. 20 Winners Announced
- Apr. 4 Award Reception
Online entry form coming soon!