Devin Alexander Creative Writing Contest
Here Women Talk is holding their first ever creative writing contest served to inspire, entertain, and educate women. The categories are fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It is open to everyone (including men) so spread the word to your friends and family and have them submit a piece. The submission deadline is midnight March 31. Acceptable submissions will be posted and open for voting April 7. Voting closes midnight of April 14. The submission with the highest number of votes in each of the three categories will receive an honorable mention and the author’s bio featured on the Here Women Talk homepage. Voting will then reopen from April 15 – April 21 between the three honorable mention pieces; the work with the highest number of votes wins the $100 Grand Prize (generously donated by HWT-member Devin Alexander).
- Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
- Original piece that hasn’t been published elsewhere
- Maximum 4,000 words (including any footnotes)
- Appropriate for ages 13 and up
- No topic is taboo
- Maximum of one submission per category per author
- Email your submission to [email protected]
- Your email should include:
- Author’s name (pen names accepted)
- Author bio (100 words max)
- Maximum of two photos (including picture of yourself)
- Email subject line: State the category for your submission (i.e., fiction, nonfiction, or poetry).
- Each category submission should be made separately
- By emailing your work, you have agreed to the terms and conditions
- Must be 13 years of age or older
- Paid employees of ZeusMedia and Here Women Talk are ineligible to participate
Leave a comment below if you have any questions or concerns
Dorf Linehan Kaffl, on March 29, 2012, asked:
“What if you do not have a PayPal account? What should Bio include?”
If you win, you’ll need a Paypal account to receive payment, but it’s very, very easy to set one up. If you are the winner, you can then look into opening a Paypal account. Your bio can include as little or as much as you want to say about yourself, as long as it does not exceed 100 words. To get some ideas, you may want to peruse the bios of the bloggers on this site, Thanks for your interest. Good luck!
Must the picture of the author be a face-shot? For multiple reasons, I keep my face and pen name both discrete and discreet from one another, but I’d like to submit an entry.
Yes you can submit without a face-shot.
Is this writing contest only for the US, or can Canadians also enter the contest?
Anyone in any country can enter. The top three finalists will be featured on the home page, and the winner will receive $100 in U.S. dollars paid to the winner’s Paypal account. Hope you will enter. Good luck!
What if you do not have a PayPal account?
What should Bio include?
How exciting… I just finished a short story. I am new to the group and looking forward to meeting new people.
I hope you submit your short story to the contest! 🙂
Welcome, Brenda. Hope you’ll submit!
Does “published” count if it was just on your blog? I’ve recently written something I’d like to submit.
Hi Elizabeth. Yes, if it was already on a blog on HWT or anywhere, it would be “published” and therefore ineligible. Bummer, right? Thanks for your interest.
How to vote?
We will have a poll to vote after the deadline to submit your writing.
OMG!!! I’m so excited my head is spinning with possibilities!!!
Wonderful, Fae. I’m so glad you’re submitting!
Great way to promote women, Kay.
I look forward to submitting a piece for your contest.
Wonderful, Kim! You can submit in each of the three categories. Hope you’ll share with your friends. xoxo
Do you want the actual written piece to be sent in as an attachment, or in the body of the email? Thanks.
Either way, Keddy. What ever is easier for you. Hope you’ll enter all three categories and encourage others to enter, too!
great idea! i might even give it a go!!!
Excellent, Karen. I hope you do. You’re a great writer.
This creative-writing contest demonstrates how one medium can promote another.