The HVWG writing contest alternates genres annually. This year’s contest is NON-FICTION. This category includes memoir, humor and personal essay. Winners will be awarded cash prizes and invited to read their winning piece at a meeting TBA in 2022.

Eligibility: All contestants must be residents of New York State. Current members of the HVWG Board and their families are not eligible. Judges this year are: TBA. Entries must be postmarked between May 1 and June 15, 2021.

  • Identification/contact information MUST NOT appear anywhere on the submission. Cover letter should include the following: Name, address, phone number, e-mail address, title of submission and word count.
  • Submit 4 copies of the non-fiction piece through the mail, any additional pieces must include another fee. Include SASE if you would like a hard copy of results. Submissions will not be returned. All entrants will be notified of winners by e-mail or SASE. Results will also be posted on our website at http://hvwg.org. and in the newsletter.
  • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, 12-pt. standard font such as Cambria, Calibri or Times New Roman. Submissions must be previously unpublished. Word limit is 3000. Any works longer than this will not be considered.

For more information please contact Faith Green at greenfaith2@gmail.com. Mail submissions with entry fee to: HVWG Fiction Contest, c/o Faith Green, 25B Patterson Drive, Glenmont, NY. 12077.

Entry fee: $15. for non-members of HVWG, $10 for members. Fee must accompany works submitted. Make checks payable to HVWG and include with submission.

1st prize: $100
2nd prize: $75
3rd prize: $50
3 Honorable mentions: $20. ea.

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