GCWA's Twenty-first Annual "Let's Write" Literary Contest--deadline April 15

GCWA's Twenty-first Annual

"Let's Write"

Literary Contest 2009

http://gcwriters.org/guidelines09.PDF (prize amounts listed here)

Contest opens -- January 15, 2009

Entries must be postmarked no later than -- April 15, 2009

All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference.


Maximum entry length: 36 lines (poetry), 2500 words (fiction and non-fiction).

All entries must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication during this competition, (this includes submissions to our Magnolia Quarterly Magazine) and submission must not have been a winner of a previous "Let's Write" Literary Contest.

All entries must be typewritten, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double-spaced, poetry may be single-spaced, on one side only of 8 1/2" x 11" white paper.

For each entry, include a COVER PAGE. (See Cover Page requirements below)

On each entry, put title only on the first page, then title and page # in the upper right hand corner of each additional page. Please put No Other identification on your entry.

Keep your originals. Send only copies. Entries will not be returned. GCWA cannot be responsible for entries lost in the mail or damaged due to natural catastrophe.

GCWA retains the rights to publish the
winning entries in the Magnolia Quarterly and on the web site.

Multiple entries in all categories are welcome and may be mailed in one envelope.


Include $8.00 for each Fiction or Nonfiction entry

Include $5.00 for each Poetry entry

■ COVER PAGE must include the following information:

1. Name

2. Address

3. Phone Number

4. E-Mail address

5. Title of Entry

6. Category ( Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry )

7. Word Count (Not to exceed 2500 words or 36 lines of poetry)

Mail entries to:

Gulf Coast Writers Association

"Let's Write" Literary Contest

P.O. Box 10294

Gulfport, MS 39505

1 comment:

M. L. Kiner said...

"The Hong Kong Connection" is a legal thriller about a gutsy female attorney who takes on high ranking International officials. It's a taut, rollercoaster of a ride from New York to Palm Beach to Washington D.C. to Hong Kong. The plot is expertly woven, the characters persuasive, and the dialogue snappy and spot on.