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Monday, June 14, 2010

Two Contests from Funds for Writers

This week is a bit crazy! I worked today, am off tomorrow to get packed and ready for my residency at Wilkes University. I have to take two copies of the final manuscript with me, as well as the other projects due. It's exciting and a bit scary all at once. The blg will be light for a few days, but I'll always find time to drop a note and let you all know how things are going. For now, don't forget to check out Funds for Writers where these next two challenging contests came from. Have a good night!





Can you produce a masterwork of fiction in three short days? The

3-Day Novel Contest is your chance to find out. For more than 30

years, hundreds of writers step up to the challenge each Labour

Day weekend, fuelled by nothing but adrenaline and the desire for

spontaneous literary nirvana.

1st Prize: Publication*

2nd Prize: $500

3rd Prize: $100

*The first prize winner will be offered a publishing contract by

3-Day Books after the winner announcement in the January following

the contest. Once the contract is signed, the winning novel will be

edited, published and released by the next year's contest. 3-Day

Books are distributed by Arsenal Pulp Press. Paid registration must

be in the mail by the Friday before the contest (Sept. 3, 2010).






One first place winner receives $1,000 and publication! Two

honorable mentions receive $100 each. Deadline September 10, 2010.

Submit one piece of creative nonfiction, not to exceed 10,000 words.

Writing must be original, written in English.


  1. Ginger

    Thanks for the mention. A residency at Wilkes? Maybe you can write a piece for FundsforWriters once you complete it - or even when you're in the thick of it. I love first-hand experiences.

    Hope Clark

  2. I'm honored Hope! I read your newsletter and love it! If you read back through my posts a bit, you'll see your website mentioned often as well as a link under my favorites! I'm a big fan! I've also passed along your link to several friends who subscribe now as well. Your hard work in finding these contests is most appreciated and your tips are excellent!

    This experience with Wilkes has been nothing short of amazing! I fly for my job most of the time so I have the challenge of writinge, reading and responding to my writing partners, all the while being on the road. But I've realized when you have a dream and the kind of support I do, you can do anything!

    As for writing something for the blog, you name it and I'll get it done! Thank you for your kind offer!


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