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

Linda Stover liamskitten at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 17:03:33 UTC 2008


Franandah,

>From what I'm seeing from the E-mail, it can't be fanfiction, since
fanfiction is, by its very nature, a story about someone else's
characters.  This has to be original fiction, with your own characters
and setting.  It'd be nice if fanfiction were allowed though *grin*!
Hope this helps clarify things.
Courtney

On 12/10/08, Franandah Damstra <fantasyfanatic01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 submit multiple entries and all work must be original and unpublished.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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