Sept. 8, 2013
The Whidbey Island Writers Association invites all writers ─ from dreamers to professionals ─ to participate in the 2013 Spirit of Writing Contest.
The contest is open to all adult, full and part-time residents of Whidbey Island, all members of the Whidbey Island Writers Association (no matter where you live), and new this year, young adults who live on Whidbey, grades nine to 12.
Submissions are accepted in the following genres: Poetry, Memoir, Nonfiction Essay, Short Fiction, and Children’s Literature. Only one entry may be submitted per genre, while you may submit entries in as many genres as you wish. This year, all submissions must be sent electronically. Librarians at the Whidbey Island Sno-Isle branches are available to help with your submissions.
Each entry requires a reading fee of $6 for WIWA members and $12 for non-members. All entrants receive commentary from a practicing author for each work submitted.
An entry form and full guidelines are available at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts WIWA website here.
To join WIWA and be eligible for reduced fees, visit the Membership page here. Dues are $50 for adults, and $10 for students. The contest deadline is midnight, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.