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KWA Short Story Quill Awards
Here's your opportunity to enter our short story contest and not only win a KWA Quill award but be able to boost your author platform with "an award-winning author" status!
Fictional short story (submit a single themed story, no chapters, any age group, any subject/genre except erotica)
Maximum 7500-word count, double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font, normal margins, pages numbered
Frontpage content- Your name, email, page total, word total, Title of your short story
Submissions accepted April 1st-October 15th
Judging Criteria: ( 10 pts. each)
Writing skill (errors and overall structure of the story)
Heart points (how it touched the reader*)
*Touching the reader doesn’t necessarily mean the story needs to end on a happy note. There are many ways to do this. A story can touch the heart, the mind, and the soul of an individual.
KWA GOLD Quill Award - $100 and story posted on Facebook Members Only group and KWA website
KWA Silver- application fee paid for
KWA Bronze- certificate
Winners announced at KWA Christmas Gathering
The panel will consist of KWA leaders and selected Vision Leads. Judges will not be allowed to enter the contest.
$20 for KWA Members for each submission
$40 for non-members for each submission
(Please note that there are no refunds)