The Write On! program is an annual writing competition for residents of Delta County where the winners get published in the annual Write On! Anthology. 2014 marks the 7th annual competition and will use professional judges from around the nation to provide constructive feedback on entries and an objective set of evaluation criteria for the submissions. The competition culminates in the popular Write On! Anthology Reading event, where the published book is unveiled and top-scoring writers read their winning entries. The 2014 reading will take place on Friday, May 2.
Hear the top-scoring writers from the Write On! Anthology Competition read their published works, purchase the latest edition of the Write On! Anthology, and enjoy a reception with the writers where you can have your copy of the book signed.
Cost: Admission by donation.
Seating: Seating will be reserved, make a donation in advance to reserve yours.
When: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:30pm.
How to Enter
To enter the competition, submit your entry to the competition by 5p.m. on Monday, January 13th, 2014 using the submission form under the “Submit” tab on this page.
File Format: PDF
For help converting and submitting your entry electronically, make an appointment for one-on-one assistance at any Delta County Library. http://www.deltalibraries.org/
Font: 12pt Times New Roman
Word Limit (Prose): 3,000
Line Limit (Poetry): 50
All submissions must be typed and double-spaced and pages must be numbered. Prose must be no longer than 3000 words; poems must be no longer than 50 lines each. All submitted works must not have been previously published. Please do not submit something that has already been read at a public event in Delta County.
All submissions must be received by 5:00pm on Monday, January 13, 2014.
Submission Guidelines & Rules
The competition is open to all ages, and writers can submit short works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Submissions are limited to one prose piece and 2 poems per contestant. All submissions must be done electronically through the Blue Sage website. One-on-one assistance with the electronic submission process is available by appointment at any Delta County Library (http://www.deltalibraries.org/).
Definition of Categories
Your entry must fit into one of the following categories:
Fiction (Prose fiction only, no scripts or screenplays)
Non-Fiction (Essays, Memoirs, etc.)
Each category will be judged separately.
The cost to enter the competition is $10 per prose entry and $3 per poem. The entry fee is used to subsidize the cost of the workshops and offset other administrative expenses.
Writers 18 and younger are encouraged to participate in the Write On! Anthology competition this year as part of the Youth Track. The same rules apply as for the adult writers, but Youth Track entries will be judged separately. Additionally, only two Youth Track entries will be chosen to be published in each of the prose and poetry categories.
Congratulations to all of the 2013 participants and winners. Here is a list of the entries being published:
Mary Bachran “Sold for 20k and Health Care”
Karen Fogg “Autumn at Moosehead Lake”
Brandi Hudson “Coffee in the Mountains”
Tara Miller “Argon” & “She has these Features”
Marion Stewart “A Thousand Years of Crickets” & “Our Famous Lives”
Connie Willett “One Leg Over” & “The Snake”
Tom Wills “Dwelling Place Rules” & “Dead Wasp”
Tom Winkel “Dreams of Nesting Dolls” & “Unique & Melting”
Mary Bachran “Junkie”
Marla Bishop “Consumption”
Jamie Bryson “Pepper”
Karen Fogg “Small Town Blues and Other Colors”
Don Foster “For Noah- the Swimmer and the Eagle”
Cort Galbreath “The First Shots Fired”
Marylee Hauze “Losing Heart”
Brandi Hudson “Oily Guilt”
Carol Kwiatkowski “Tough”
Wes Perrin “Town Meeting Starts at Seven Sharp”
Margot Richardson “Life, Death and Resurrection”
Connie Willett “Silent Night, Holy Night”
Tom Wills “We Have Been Happy in the House”
Laura Lee Yates “One Thing I’ll Never Be”