WEYMOUTH CENTER for the Arts & Humanities
The Twenty-second Annual Moore County Writers’ Competition
Submission Guidelines (No separate application form is needed.):
- The competition is open to students and residents of Moore County, NC.
- Entries must be original, unpublished, and not currently entered in other competitions.
- Entries must be typed, double-spaced on one side of 8½ by 11-inch paper with the pages numbered.
Please note: Handwritten and/or single-spaced manuscripts and entries that exceed the word count limit will not be accepted.
- You must include a cover sheet for each entry with name, address, telephone number, title, category, word count, and age group (grade and school, or adult).
- Name should appear only on the cover sheet.
- Submit two (2) copies of each manuscript. Entries not sent in duplicate will not be accepted.
- Entries become the property of Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Deadline: Mail entries to Weymouth Center, P.O. Box 939, Southern Pines, NC 28388. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Friday, February 5, 2010. Entries may also be delivered to Weymouth Center, 555 E. Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines, by 2 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2010. Entries that do not meet the submission guidelines above will not be accepted. Please save your entry as a Word or RTF document. Winners will be asked to email their entries after notification.
Age Groups: Grades 1-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, and Adult
Poetry—60 lines maximum First Place—$100
Fiction—2500 words maximum Second Place—$50
Nonfiction—2500 words maximum Third Place—$25
One manuscript in each category may be submitted. Honorable Mention—Certificate
Judges are provided by the North Carolina Writers Network.
Notification: Winners will be notified by mail in mid-March. Awards will be distributed and first-place winners will be invited to read a selection from their winning entries at Weymouth Center on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at 2 p.m.
Publication: Winning manuscripts will be included in a special writers’ publication available at Weymouth Center, The Country Bookshop, and the Arts Council of Moore County. Weymouth Center has first publication rights and reserves the right to edit or excerpt manuscripts before publication.
This project is a program of the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, generously underwritten by The Donald and Elizabeth Cooke Foundation.