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From: Greg S.
Sent on: Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:30 AM

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Dear Gregory Smith,

Announcing the WriterHouse/C-Ville Weekly Writing Contest

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WriterHouse and C-VILLE Weekly invite you to submit a short work of creative nonfiction to Charlottesville’s annual writing contest. The final judge will be author Jane Alison. We are beginning a new tradition of rotating genres, with 2014 the first year for Creative Nonfiction (Fiction to return in 2016). One first prize winner will be awarded $500 and a one-year WriterHouse membership in each the following categories: General, Local Flavor, and Youth. The winning pieces will be published in a July edition of C-VILLE Weekly and winners will be invited to read at a celebratory event.

Contest guidelines:

  • Creative Nonfiction: True stories with a narrative, told in a literary style.
  • Entrants must be Virginia residents.
  • Submissions open 3/15/14, 12:00am-5/15/14, 11:59pm
  • 1,500 Words maximum
  • Electronic submission only
  • Previously unpublished work only
  • 12 point, Times New Roman, double spaced, paginated, Title in the header
  • The author's name cannot appear anywhere in the document
  • File formats accepted: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf
  • The categories for entry are: General, Local Flavor (Charlottesville area), or Youth (18 years and younger at time of submission)
  • 1 entry per person total (choose only one category)
  • $10 Entry Fee
  • No erotica or self-help
  • Not open to staff or family of staff of C-VILLE Weekly, or Board or family of Board or staff of WriterHouse.

Submissions will open 3/15/14 at this link and close 5/15/14. If your questions are not answered above, email us at [address removed].

Sisters AntipodesJane AlisonJane Alison was born in Canberra, Australia, and  studied classics at Princeton and Brown universities and creative writing at Columbia. Her first novel, The Love-Artist, was published in 2001 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and has been translated into seven languages. It was followed by a memoir, The Sisters Antipodes. She lives in Charlottesville and teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia.

 To begin the submission process, first you will be directed to PayPal to pay the entry fee. When you have finished your payment, you will be directed to a receipt screen where you will click "Return to Writerhouse, Inc." to complete the contest submission form and submit your work. (Note: You don't need to have a PayPal account to pay with PayPal.)





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WriterHouse activities are partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the  Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.





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