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Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest

Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest
Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest is open to all writers who want to submit their work for a chance to win an award for their writing talent. The writing competition includes twelve different contest categories with first and second place winners being chosen from each category.

All work must be original, unpublished stories. Writers may enter more than one category but only one entry per category is allowed. Eight finalists are chosen from each category and are invited to attend the PNWA Summer Conference where the top two winners in each category will be chosen. Not only do entrants have an opportunity to win but they will also be able to meet agents and editors at the conference where they can gain valuable insight and expertise.

The writing categories include fiction, historical, romance, mystery, science fiction, young adult, middle school, non-fiction, poetry, short story, children's book, and adult short topics. Each category has specific writing requirements. Category definitions should be read carefully prior to submission.

Pacific Northwest Writers Association was formed fifty years ago by two writers, Zola Helen Ross and Lucille McDonald, to support writers located throughout the northwest. The member-based organization works to provide their members with valuable resources, such as publishers, editors, agents and other writers.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $300 - $700.

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