Writers’ Association Announces Young Writers’ Contest

February 29, 2016

MRThe Maryland Writers’ Association, Charles County Chapter, has launched a new contest for young writers of fiction/non-fiction and poetry.

The young writers’ contest will be open to Charles County residents (9th-12th grade, public and homeschoolers) and College of Southern Maryland students aged 18-24. Entries may include poetry (no more than three poems) or fiction/non-fiction (no more than 5,000 words). Submissions should be submitted electronically to mchristian@csmd.edu by March 17, 2016.

Prizes include $100 cash for 1st Place in poetry and fiction/non-fiction (1 high school; 1 college) and publication in CSM’s “Connections” literary magazine. To enter, submit electronic files only (MS Word or plain/rich text files) to mchristian@csmd.edu. Entries should include the writer’s name, address, email and phone number and a short (up to 50 word) writer’s biography including the entrant’s school and grade/age.

MWA’s diverse membership ranges from professional freelancers and published authors, to writers aspiring to be published and those who write as a creative outlet. Members produce both non-fiction and fiction, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, scripts, speeches, feature articles and essays. The MWA meets at CSM’s La Plata Campus, where professional speakers and writing workshops are held regularly.

For more information about membership and the upcoming meeting, contact Edna Troiano, EdnaTroiano@gmail.com, or Michelle Brosco Christian, mchristian@csmd.edu. Also, visit the chapter’s site at http://mwacharles.wordpress.com and the MWA state-wide website at www.marylandwriters.org