2018 Hudson Valley Writers Guild Non Fiction Contest


The HVWG writing contest alternates genres annually. This year’s contest is non fiction, memoir, humor. Winners will be awarded cash prizes and invited to read their winning piece at a special meeting in April.

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: Therese Broderick, Frank Robinson and TBA

  • Entries must be postmarked between January 5 and March 5, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Word count must not exceed 5000 words. Any submissions that exceed this number will not be considered. Submit 4 copies through the mail, and an 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.
  • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, 12-pt. standard font such as Cambria, Calibri or Times New Roman. Submissions must be previously unpublished.

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. Make checks payable to HVWG and include with submission.

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