Windsor International Writers literary contests

Windsor International Writers Contests

Once you’ve registered for the conference take a look at these great contests and enter. First prize is paid registration to our next Writers Conference in 2020, a value of approximately $425.00! Winners will be announced at closing ceremonies on Sunday, the 8th. You can send up to three entries per contest!

Conference Contests

Contest One

Opening Paragraph

After you’ve registered for the conference, send us your opening paragraph to your manuscript – no more than 70 words.

Contest strictly open to conference attendees only

Submit your entery by email to: windsorinternationalwriters@gmail.com

Contest Two

Poetry, Poetry

Any kind of poetry – from Haikus to Sonnets to Free Verse….whatever tickles your fancy! No more than two minutes per poem.

Contest strictly open to conference attendees only

Submit your entery by email to: windsorinternationalwriters@gmail.com

Contest Three

The Masterful Short Story

Professor MacLeod loved the concept of the Windsor International Writers Conference and all of our other programs we provide throughout the year. He was also one of the world’s masters at short stories!

It’s only fitting we should have a contest in his honour. No more than a thousand words.

Contest strictly open to conference attendees only

Submit your entery by email to: windsorinternationalwriters@gmail.com

Contest Four

Best Opening Line

We’ve been told by many an agent and publisher that they often judge a manuscript by its opening line. That’s how important it is to nail that line. Give it your best shot!

Contest strictly open to conference attendees only

Submit your entery by email to: windsorinternationalwriters@gmail.com

Contest Five

Description Of Wine and/or Dessert

Give us your best description of these delectable delights from either of our evening meals. No more than 700 words

Contest strictly open to conference attendees only

Submit your entery by email to: windsorinternationalwriters@gmail.com

Public Contests

Young Author’s Public Contest

My Favourite Book Character

Young Author's Writing Programs

This public contest is open to Young Author’s ages 8-14! We want to read your best description of any character that you love in a book! It could be Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Luke Skywalker…Bambi…Any character.

Just give us 500 words and our judges will decide. First prize is Free registration to any of our summer camps. There will also be a second and third prize as well.

Send your entry to Pam Goldstein: windsorinternationalwriters@gmail.com

Dr. Goldstein loved reading articles in Newspapers and magazines etc. that expressed opinions regarding just about any topic. Then he enjoyed discussing them with his friends. So! In less than two thousand words give us your opinion on any subject and our esteemed judge, the great Suzette Martinez Standring will pick the winner.

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING is a nationally syndicated columnist with GateHouse Media and last year’s Will Rogers Humanitarian award recipient. She also sits on the Windsor International Writers Steering Committee. Her two award-winning books, The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnists (2014) and The Art of Column Writing (2008) are used in journalism courses such as Johns Hopkins University. Suzette is a past president of The National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the host of It’s All Write With Suzette, a cable TV show about writing.

After you submit your payment, you may email your Opinion Piece to: pamelajeangoldstein@gmail.com or post to the below address:

Windsor International Writers
Opinion Piece contest
c/o Goldstein Debiase Law Firm
475 Devonshire Road.
Windsor,
ON N8Y 2L5

We are charging an entry fee for this one..$20.00.

First prize is a free admission to this year’s conference. Closing date is June first, 2018.

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