Monday, August 5, 2013


It is less than a month until the deadline for submissions for the 2013 Literary Harvest Writing Contest.
We hope you are polishing up your entries.

You can submit your entry at the August 22 Guild meeting to save the postage or have them mailed by September 2.

Here are some interesting factoids of previous Harvest Contests:
  • The top ten winners have always been a mix of experienced and brand new writers.
  • A large number of top placers have never been published nor have ever entered anything before.
  • A first place finisher one year did not make the top ten another year. There are no shoe-in winners.
  • A number of entrants have gone on to be successful published authors.
  • There is no quota, but in the past, it naturally has happened that the top ten places are a blend of all the submission categories.
  • Easy start to entering other contests.
  • The short piece contest entry can make a good introduction piece to read or promote with from your longer nonfiction, memoir or fiction work.
  • The top ten placers are published in the annual contest chapbook and is a publishing credit for your writing resume.

Good Luck!

Mike Rettig
Contest Coordinator

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