6th Annual Write on the River Writers Competition Now OpenJanuary 6, 2014, Wenatchee, WA—The 6th-Annual Write on the River Writers Competition, sponsored by ALCOA, is open for submissions. Washington state residents are eligible to submit original works of 1,000 words or less in nonfiction (an essay, article, or memoir on any theme or subject) or fiction (a short story or narrative on any theme or subject).Entries must be postmarked by February 21. Each eligible manuscript will be read and judged according to the following criteria:· idea (a provocative and insightful theme)· organization and development (unity, order, depth)· expression (voice, word choice, fluency)· conventions of grammar and spellingCash prizes will be awarded in each category: $300 first place, $200 second place, $100 third place. Winners will be notified by April 15, and winning submissions will be publicized and recognized at the annual writers’ conference keynote address on May 16, before award-winning author Jess Walter.The fee for entry is $20 per submission, or $40 per submission with three judges’ written critique.For complete details, competition rules, and a submission form, visit the Write on the River website, www.writeontheriver.orgWrite on the River is a local nonprofit which works to sustain a vital North Central Washington writing community and to nurture writers from inspiration to publication.For:Write on the RiverContact: Susan Lagsdin, Community Events509-293-9215

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