2017 GMW Emerging Writers Non-Fiction Competition
Writers Victoria is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the ninth Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. Short story or creative non-fiction submissions of between 2,000 and 3,000 words are being accepted from emerging Victorian writers with no more than three stories or articles published in a recognised book, magazine or journal.
Winners of each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize, with second prizes of $250 awarded to one runner-up in each category. The first and second prize entries will also be published in the October/November issue of 'The Victorian Writer' magazine.
Applications are now open and will close 5pm on Monday 3 July, 2017.
2017 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition - Non-Fiction
Terms and conditions
1. Applicants must be 18 or over and be residents of Victoria.
2. Work must be between 2000 and 3000 words.
3. Applications must be submitted online; hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
4. Applications will be judged anonymously. Please don’t include your name in the attachment.
5. Entries will be independently judged. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
6. First and second prize entries will be published in a special edition of 'The Victorian Writer' due for publication in October 2017, and agreement for publication is a condition of entry.
7. The entries must not have been published or accepted for publication by a recognised publisher, in print or online. (Please note: this does not include community publications, local independent publications or blogs. If your piece has been published in such a publication you are still eligible to enter the competition.)
8. Winners in our previous competitions (2008–2016 both first and second prizes) are not eligible to re-enter.
9. Entry is free for financial members of Writers Victoria or $20 for non-members.
10. Writers Victoria is unable to accept entries or notify entrants that do not follow entry guidelines.
11. Participants may submit a maximum of one entry per category.
12. WV staff or Committee of Management members are not eligible to apply.
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