Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Phoenix Rattler Writing Contest

The 2012 Phoenix Rattler Writing Contest
Opens August 18th thru September 1st 2012
Sponsored by Christian Writers of the West (CWOW)
Arizona affiliate of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)

CATEGORIES (Note: the Rattler categories have been expanded to match the Genesis contest)
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Historical Fiction
  • Historical Romance
  • Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Women's Fiction
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Young Adult
FINAL-ROUND JUDGES to be announced

ENTRIES: 10 pages plus 100-word synopsis; required synopsis does not count in page total; formatting guidelines and contest rules available on contest website.

REWARDS:  The opportunity for your entry to be read by published authors in the preliminary round and prominent agents and editors as a category finalist.  Finalists and winners receive contest award certificate and are featured on our website.

GRAND PRIZE:             2013 ACFW Conference ‘paid’ registration (member’s fee)
                                          minimum of 150 entries required to award the grand prize
CATEGORY PRIZE:    $25 for each Category Winner

ELIGIBILITY: The 2012 Phoenix Rattler “Does Your Story Have Bite?” writing contest is open to all unpublished novelists. Published authors may enter if at least five years have passed since their last novel publication. Self-published and e-published manuscripts okay, if not printed or for sale in last five years.

FEE: $25 fee (PayPal) 
ENTRIES DUE: Aug 18th-Sept 1st, 2012 (email only)         WINNER ANNOUNCED:  Jan 5th, 2013

Watch for details and entry forms:
General questions, contact:
CWOW President, Betty Springer

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