Ashe County’s On the Same Page Literary Festival, now in its sixth year, is opening the Festival’s annual writing competition.
In association with the 2013 Festival, which will take place September 17-21 in Ashe County, N.C., the Page Crafter’s Prize recognizes writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with cash awards. Winning writers will have the opportunity to read their work during the On the Same Page Literary Festival.
The Page Crafter’s competition is designed to encourage and acknowledge emerging writers and to reinforce the annual theme of the On the Same Page Literary Festival, which for 2013 is “Secrets.”
Page Crafter’s Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Prize money totaling $900 will be presented: $200 for first place, $100 for second place, in each category.
The competition opens on April 22, 2013. Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2013, (postmarked snail mail or email submissions) and winners will be notified by August 19, 2013. Entries should be centered on the 2013 festival theme “Secrets.”
Prose entries are limited to 1,000-words; no more than 50 lines of poetry will be accepted. A non-refundable entry fee of $10 (U.S.) per submission is required. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.
The Festival’s website, www.onthesamepagefestival.org, provides further details, including format requirements for the blind-copy submission process. Only previously unpublished entries qualify. Authors retain all rights to submitted works. Winners need not be present to win, but are encouraged to attend the Festival and read their work at the Page Crafter’s award presentations 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.