Archive for Thursday, January 18, 2007

Writing contest

January 18, 2007

Kansas writers are invited to submit entries to a writing contest sponsored by District 2, Kansas Authors Club. The contest will close March 15.

Prizes of $25, $15 and $10 will be offered for first, second and third place in eight categories.

Prose entries with a 2,000-word limit, may be short story, memoir, inspiration and story for children. Poetry categories are classic forms (sonnet, 14 lines, all others up to 40 lines), free verse (40-line limit), rhymed verse (40-line limit) and haiku (3-line limit).

A $2 fee should accompany each entry for KAC District Two members. Non-members, regardless of location, should send a $3 entry fee with each submission.

Entries, including a self-addressed stamped envelope, should be sent to Peg Nichols, KAC District 2 Contest Chair, 604 South Grant, Olathe, KS, 66061-4317.

Only the title of the piece and its category appear at the top of the first page of each typed entry. On a separate sheet of paper, type name, address, list of entries submitted by title and category, and whether a District 2 member or a non-member.

KAC District 2 includes Anderson, Bourbon, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Linn, Lyon, Miami, Osage and Wyandotte counties.

Most meetings take place in Lawrence on the second Saturday of each month, but occasionally meetings may take place in other counties. Anyone interested in writing may apply for membership at http://skyways.lib.ks.us/orgs/kac/.

For more information, call Peg Nichols at (913) 782-0189.

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