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Woman’s National Book Association Launches Writing Contest

The Woman’s National Book Association (WNBA) has launched the 1st Annual WNBA National Writing Contest. Prizes include $250 cash and publication in the WNBA’s Bookwoman.

Contestants may only submit previously unpublished work. The contest will accept fiction (2,500 word limit) and poetry (35 line limit or 1-page double spaced) entries. For fiction, writers can enter with a short story or a stand-alone excerpt from a novel in progress.

Novelist Valerie Martin and Louisiana Poet Laureate Julie Kane will serve as judges. A deadline has been set for November 1st. The winner will be revealed on April 1, 2013. Follow this link for more details.

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