The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is asking writers to write about a difficult period in their lives, how they overcame it, and how they were changed by it in their Hard Times Writing Contest.
1st place: A 3 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville, OR 3 free online workshops, OR 100 pages line-edited and revised by The Writers’ Workshop’s editorial staff;
2nd place: A 2 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B, OR 2 free online workshops, OR 50 pages line-edited;
3rd place: 1 free workshop OR 25 pages line-edited.
There will be 10 Honorable Mentions.
Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style.
Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 4,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font). Multiple entries are accepted.
Your name, address, email, phone and title of work should also appear on a cover sheet. Enclose a self-addressed, self-sealing stamped envelope for critique and list of winners, and the reading fee of $25 (or $20 for Workshop members) per entry.
Please make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and send to:
Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, N.C. 28805.
Emailed submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Hard Times Contest" in the subject. Entry fee is payable online.
More information can be found at The Writers’ Workshop website, under the “Workshops & Contests” button followed by the “Contests” button.