Best first pages contest

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Writers Craft Conference

of the Florida Keys

2nd Annual Best First Pages Competition

Saturday, April 13, 2019







Great opportunity for NEW, SEASONED and PUBLISHED writers!

All submissions will be pre-screened and judged by published authors and/or master teachers

Winning submissions will receive an interpretative reading

as part of the Conference’s Closing Ceremonies  

5:30-6:30 pm at the Cracked Conch Café


      Entry guidelines:

¨   Submission deadline midnight Monday, April 1, 2019

¨   Submit all entries via email attachment or snail mail.

Include all requested application information to:

Marathon Writers Workshop, c/o 6104 Gulf of Mexico Blvd. Marathon, FL. 33050


¨    Entry fee for non-attendees $15.00 Make checks payable to: Key West Writer’s Guild

  •   Entrant’s name MUST NOT appear anywhere on the submitted pages
  •   Only one entry per writer. Please include a 100 word or less authors bio.
  •   All work must be original, unpublished and in English
  •   Genre word limits/style (12pt. standard font, double spaced):
  •    Fiction/Non-fiction First Pages 750 to1250 words
  •    Children/Young Adult First Pages 750 words
  •    Dramaturgy-Screen/Playwriting First Pages opening scene
  •    Poetry 1-4 poems, approximately 750-word count in total

  Awards: Certificate of Participation

1st Place-$25.00 Gift Card    2nd Place-USB Memory Drive     3rd Place-ream of printer paper

Honorable Mention-certificate of recognition


Última modificación: Friday, 1 de March de 2019, 08:59