Tuesday 24 June 2014

HARD TIMES WRITING CONTEST – Deadline Extended to July 30, 2014


1ST PLACE: Your choice of a 3 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 100 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd PLACE: 2 night stay at our B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited.

3rd PLACE: One free workshop; or 25 pages line-edited.

10 Honorable Mentions


Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).

Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members).Multiple entries are accepted. Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Do not use Fedex, certified mail, etc.

Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:
Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805. Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Hard Times Contest” in the subject. Please put your entry and cover sheet in one document (Word).
The entry fee is payable online at:


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