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Big Changes for 2016 Writers-Editors Network Writing Competition

33rd annual competition to feature increased cash prizes plus other new awards

North Stratford, NH USA – WEBWIRE
Why enter contests?
Why enter contests?

"Any number of our top winners have gone on to place their works with traditional publishers over the years, and we look forward to receiving more excellent stories and poems this year." - Dana K. Cassell. Executive Director

Streamlined categories and increased awards herald the 2016 edition of the long-established Writers-Editors Network International Writing Competition.
Gone are the divisions, with entrants now having only to choose among three categories:  Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry. Cash Prizes for each category now range from $150 to $75. Plus, the first place winner in each category will receive a free one-year Writers-Editors Network membership. In addition, the Most Promising entry in each category will receive a free critique by a contest judge. Honorable mention certificates will be mailed to all near-winners.
Entries for the 33rd Annual Competition are being accepted through March 15 by Writers-Editors Network (WEN) and Florida Freelance Writers Association (FFWA), sponsoring organizations.  Entry is open to everyone; WEN or FFWA membership is not required.
All entries must be unpublished or self-published. Fiction may be a short story, novel chapter, Young Adult (YA) or children’s story or book chapter. Nonfiction may be an article, blog post, essay/opinion piece, column, nonfiction book chapter, children’s article or book chapter. Poetry may be traditional or free verse poetry or children’s verse. Additional guidelines are posted online at
Each entry MUST be accompanied by an official entry form. Contestants may submit entries online to save paper and postage. Contest deadline is March 15, 2016.  For complete contest guidelines and entry form, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Writers-Editors Competition Guidelines, PO Box A, North Stratford NH  03590 USA.  Or, guidelines and entry form can be printed out at or A direct link is

Why enter contests? Here are several reasons beyond the cash awards:

(Note: A Special Contest Tip Sheet offers “10 Tips for Winning Writing Contests,” tips from several contest judges, and Contest Cautions at (shortcut link: Winners of prior years’ contests are posted on the site as well.

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