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Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest
Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

The Georgia Writers Museum is accepting written work for their Creative Writing Contest.

Deadline to enter is August 15.

Full details:

Georgia Writers Museum Creative Writing Contest
A division of the Briar Patch Arts Council; P.O. Box 3429, Eatonton, GA 31024
Submission Process: Submissions accepted June 15 – August 15, 2014
1. Entries shall be original, unpublished literary works in the genre of a short story, flash prose/creative fiction, essay, biography or memoir. No poetry will be accepted.
2. Entries must be in English, titled and limited to 750 words. Font size 12, Times New Roman, and double spacing are preferred for ease of reading.
3. Mail a typed copy of the entry as an email document, not a pdf, a submission form and check for entry fee to: Georgia Writers Museum Contest; P.O. Box 3429; Eatonton, GA 31024. 
4. When submission is received, you will be contacted via email with instructions on submitting an electronic copy. 
5. Entry fee is $20 per submission. Limit 3 entries per author.
6. Age – must be 18 years or older as of June 15, 2014 to enter.
7. The author agrees to give the Georgia Writers Museum permission to publish their entry for the purposes of publicity, marketing and promotion without regard to copyright infringement.
Judging Process
Entries with no identifying information will be distributed electronically to a committee of 3 sub-judges. These judges are teachers, journalists and/or published authors in the literary field. Each sub-judge will submit their top three selections to the Chief Judge. The Chief Judge has substantial literary credentials. The Chief Judge will read the selections and make final award selections. All decisions of the judges are final.
An Awards Reception will be held for writers and guests on Friday, October 10, 2014. 
Prizes: First Prize winner will be awarded $125.00 in cash. The winner will also be interviewed by Lakelife Magazine, and upon signing a release to Lakelife, may be published in a future edition. Second Prize: $75 cash; Third Prize: $50 cash; Honorable Mention: Ribbon
All winning entries will be published in a Contest Brochure. Entries may be published in the Eatonton Messenger/Lake Oconee News for publicity purposes.

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