Announcing 3 Christmas Contests
October 1, 2020
To celebrate the coming season, White County Creative Writers is sponsoring three Christmas contests.
Each contest offers cash prizes; first place includes free registration to the 2021 Writers Conference. One contest prize includes publication in a Christmas journal.
You are welcome to enter all three contests. (Download entry form here.)
1. A Christmas Mystical Mystery short story.
An uplifting story that highlights the magic of Christmas. (Not a murder mystery.) Story must include the following words: angel, blizzard, candle, decorate, eggnog. 1000 words max.
2. A Christmas Poem.
Any form, 32 lines maximum.
3. A Christmas Devotional.
Inspirational essay, devotional or Christmas related memory. 250 words max. Winning entry will be included in Dot Hatfield’s 2020 Advent Daily Devotional.
Here’s what you need to know:
• Each contest offers three prizes with cash awards:
1st place ($25)
2nd place ($15)
3rd place ($10)
• Each first place winner receives free registration to WCCW 2021 Conference!
(The conference will be held September 4, 2021 in Searcy AR. Sorry, this prize is not transferable.)
• The cost is $5.00 per entry.
• The entry deadline is November 16, 2020.
(Entries must be postmarked no later than this date.)
• Formatting Guidelines:
– Only one typed, unpublished manuscript may be entered in each contest.
– Double-space prose; poetry may be double-spaced or single-spaced.
– Do not put your name on the entry.
– Use a cover page with name and contact information.
• No entry may be entered in more than one contest.
• Participants may enter all three contests.
• Mail entries and fees to:
PO Box 444
Pangburn, AR 72121