Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Attention, California Poets and Fiction Writers!

Although we need to wait until August to find out which state's writers will be able to compete for the 2007 Poets & Writers Writers Exchange award, information is now available for a parallel California Writers Exchange contest, made possible by a special grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

"Selected by renowned judges, the winning writers receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City, where they meet with agents, editors, and prominent writers, and give a public reading of their work." One poet and one fiction writer will be chosen; they will also receive $500 honoraria.

The contest is open to California poets and fiction writers who have never published a book, or who have published (self-published books do not count) no more than one full-length book in the genre in which they are applying. Applicants must have resided in California for a minimum of two years prior to the date they submit their manuscripts.

There is NO FEE to apply. Application deadline: August 31, 2006.

Find out more and download the required entry form here.

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