For Unpublished* Writers
*For purposes of these contests, unpublished writers are defined as those whose creative writing (as opposed to writing for salaried jobs) has never produced revenues of over $750 in any single year. The Preservation Foundation has sole authority to rule on any writer's eligibility, the appropriateness of stories for entry, contest rules, and all other matters relating to the contest.
Rules For the 2012 Contests
We will again have prizes for two categories of nonfiction:
Nonfiction and Travel Nonfiction.
Stories must be between 1500 and 5000 words in length.
Stories posted from September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2012, are eligible if otherwise qualified.
All contest entries will be posted on this web site and must remain on the site for as long as the Preservation Foundation exists. Our object is to preserve these stories for future generations, not to put them up one year and take them down the next. We will, however, have no objection to the stories being published elsewhere. Contact us if you need clarification.
Stories must be submitted by E-mail or as files on disc. No paper manuscripts. See How to submit a story
No story may be entered in more than one contest.
A writer may enter up to three stories in each contest. There is no entry fee for the first story, but a fee of $10 (U.S.) will be required for each additional story in the same category. There is no fee for stories not entered in contests.
All entry fees will be applied exclusively toward contest prizes. Fees can be paid by check or by credit card. Click here for payment information.
(Note: Most of the 2011 contest prize money came from donations by our members. Any of you fortunate enough to be able to help us finance the award program click here to do so. Donations will help fund the prizes for future contests.)
First prize in each category will be $100. Winners, runner-ups, and finalists in each category will receive certificates of recognition suitable for framing.
General Nonfiction Contest
Travel Nonfiction Contest
Regular Story Submissions--No Limit
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