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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

 

Marcia Peterson Wins First Place in the SouthWest Writers Contest


Congratulations goes out to WOW!'s team member, columnist, and blog mistress, Marcia Peterson, for taking first place in the Monthly SouthWest Writers Contest! Marcia's winning non-fiction article, "Get a Deadline and Get More Writing Done," took first in the January 2008 International Writing Competition.

You can see the announcement here:
http://southwestwriters.com/monthlycontestwinners.php

Each month SWW puts on a themed contest to sharpen your skills. Here's what's lined up:

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March 2008
Show, Don’t Tell

For this month, a cover sheet is okay. Write a two-part entire or portion of a short story or impression that demonstrates the writing adage: Show, don’t tell. Part I (up to 250 words) uses the passive technique of the author telling things to the reader (e.g., "He was angry."); Part II (up to 250 words) rewrites the same work, using strong, active verbs that show things to the reader (e.g., "He slammed the door.").

Up to 500 words total, double-spaced.

Cash Prizes: Prizes: $50 1st Prize; $30 2nd Prize; $20 3rd Prize + certificates.

Entry Fee: $5 SWW members/$10 non-members.

Postmark deadline: March 31, 2008

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April 2008
Poetry Month

A cover sheet is okay for this month. Write a poem of any style, form, format, spacing or subject matter. Polish those words. The sky's the limit. One page limit.

Cash Prizes: Prizes: $50 1st Prize; $30 2nd Prize; $20 3rd Prize + certificates.

Entry Fee: $5 SWW members/$10 non-members.

Postmark deadline: April 30.

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Find out more details by visiting:
http://southwestwriters.com/monthlycontest.php

Congrats Marcia!! We're proud of you!

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2 Comments:

Blogger del said...

Congrats to Marcia!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Congratulations Marcia on winning! That is fantastic!

Thanks for the information on the contest! Have to check it out. :)

8:14 AM  

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