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2014 Writing Contests

Look for Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2014 NCW Contest Winners by December 1st!


1st: "Ouroboros" by Nick Weaver ~ Tulsa, OK
2nd: "Inheritance" by David Watts ~ Mill Valley, CA
3rd: "Reveille" by Erika Brumett ~ Seattle, WA
HM: "Flood" by Lorrie Wolfe ~ Windsor, CO
HM: "When the Dust Settles" by Sandra McGarry ~ Fort Collins, CO
HM: "View from Shore" by Zach Miller ~ Seattle, WA

CLOSED: Poetry 
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014
Poems can be in any style, up to 250 lines. Submit up to three poems per entry fee in this category (see submission formatting instructions below). The final judge for poetry is Lisa Zimmerman

Read more: 2014 Writing Contests

Top of the Mountain Book Award


Two Categories:

Fiction & Creative/Narrative Nonfiction

Dates of submission: September 15, 2014 to February 1, 2015


PRIZE: $1,000

Finalists will be announced and notified on or around March 1, 2015 and the winners will be announced in March 27, 2015 during dinner at the NCW 10th Anniversary Writers Conference. Attendance at the conference is not required.

Read more: Top of the Mountain Book Award

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 Top of the Mountain Book Award

Writing Contest for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction.

Win $1,000

Entries Accepted
September 15 - February 1, 2015

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