[nabs-l] NFB- 2009 Writing Contest for Youth and Adults

Franandah Damstra fantasyfanatic01 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 13:56:12 UTC 2008


Awesome! I love writing! Maybe I'll enter one of my fanfictions...

On 12/10/08, Robert Newman <newmanrl at cox.net> wrote:
>
> NFB Writers' Division Writing contests For Both Youth And Adults
>
> The National Federation of the Blind Writers' Division wishes to
> announce our annual writing contests. The opening date for
> submissions in both the contests for youth and for adults is January
> 1st, with the closing on (Post Marked) April 1st. See all requirements
> below:
>
> Youth Writing Contest
>
> The NFB Writers' Division is hosting a Youth Writing Contest to
> promote Braille literacy and excellence in creative writing. Entries
> will be judged on creativity and quality of Braille. We are looking
> for creative writing, in the form of fiction and poetry. There is no
> charge for entering.
>
> This is a contest for students who use Braille. Entries must Be
> submitted in hand embossed Braille, either on a slate and stylus or
> on a Braille writer. No computer Braille entries will be considered.
> Submissions must be Brailled by the entrant. Elementary students
> (K-5) may submit contracted Braille, uncontracted Braille, or an
> acceptable combination of the two. Students in higher grades will be
> expected to submit stories or poetry in contracted Braille.
>
> There are six categories, as follows: Elementary Fiction; Elementary
> Poetry; Middle School Fiction; Middle School Poetry; High School
> Fiction; High School Poetry. Elementary is K-5. Middle School is 6-8.
> High School is 9-12.
>
> The contest begins January first, and ends, postmarked date April
> first. There will be three cash prizes for each of the six
> categories. First prize per contest is $25. Second prize is $15 and
> third prize is $5. Submissions for fiction may not exceed one
> thousand words. Poetry may not exceed twenty lines. Authors may
> submit multiple entries and all work must be original and unpublished.
>
> Each entrant must provide an identical print copy for possible publication.
>
> Entries must be accompanied by a cover sheet containing entrant's
> information: Name, address, phone, email, title of the entry, school
> and grade of entrant. Winners will be announced at our division
> meeting during the July 2009 NFB National convention held in Detroit,
> Michigan.
>
> Send to Fred Wurtzel, 1212 N Foster, Lansing Michigan, 48912.
>
> Adult Writing Contest
>
> The NFB Writers' Division's writing contest of fiction short stories
> and poetry for adults will be open for submissions starting January
> 1st, closing Post Marked April 1st.    Top prize for each contest is
> $100, second $50, and third $25. Winners will be announced at our
> division meeting during the July 2009 NFB National convention held in
> Detroit, Michigan.
>
> Fiction: short stories can be up to 3,000 words and can be of any
> genre. All work must be original and previously unpublished. If you
> wish to submit- You are required to send a cover sheet with title of
> all entries, name, address, phone and email (if available). A second
> requirement , is please have your documents double spaced and if you
> are sending it hardcopy, it cannot be handwritten. The cost for
> submission of a single story is $5.00. You can send either a check or
> money order made out to the NFB Writers' Division.
>
> You have two choices for submission: First is the traditional method
> of sending hardcopy and check, and if you do so, send it to Tom
> Stevens address- 1203 S. Fairview Road, Columbia MO 65203. The second
> method is to email your writing and cover letter to
> <mailto:cthls at earthlink.net>cthls at earthlink.net And for payment for
> electronic submissions check our web site and see if we have PayPal
> by then URL
> <http://www.nfb-writers-division.org>http://www.nfb-writers-division.org
> Or, if you need to snail-mail the check, use Tom's address in choice one.
>
> Poetry: Entrants are invited to submit original poetry of up to 36
> lines. If you wish to submit- You are required to send a cover sheet
> with title of all entries, name, address, phone and email (if
> available). A second requirement , is please have your documents
> double spaced and if you are sending it hardcopy, it cannot be
> handwritten. The cost is $5.00 for up to 3 poems and you can send
> either a check or money order made out to the NFB Writers' Division.
>
> You have two choices for submission: First is the traditional method
> of sending hardcopy and check, and if you do so, send it to Lori
> Stayer, 2704 Beach Drive, Merrick NY 11566.
>
> The second method is to email your writing and cover letter to
> <mailto:LoriStay at aol.com>LoriStay at aol.com And for payment for
> electronic submissions check our web site and see if we have PayPal
> by then URL
> <http://www.nfb-writers-division.org>http://www.nfb-writers-division.org
> Or, if you need to snail-mail the check, use Lori's address in choice one.
>
> President NFB Writers' Division
> Robert Leslie Newman
> Email- newmanrl at cox.net
> Division Website-
> <Http://www.nfb-writers-division.org>Http://www.nfb-writers-division.org
> Robert Leslie Newman
> Email- newmanrl at cox.net
> THOUGHT PROVOKER Website-
> <Http://www.thoughtprovoker.info>Http://www.thoughtprovoker.info
>
>
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