Writing Contest

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Contest Rules / Guidelines

Formatting should be as follows: 12 Point font, Arial font type, single spacing

1. All persons entering must adhere to the following Competition Rules:

2. All intellectual property rights, ownership, and title to entries submitted remain the property of the entrant. We assume no rights to your work.

3. Entries must be submitted via our online entry form below.

4. Writers who reside in countries other than the United States are welcome to enter the contest.

5. All entries must be submitted in English.

6. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

7. All entries must be 250 and 500 words.

8. Entrants must be 18 years old or older, provided that entry does not violate any laws in your jurisdiction.

9. Substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted. If you wish to submit a new draft, you will need to enter again using our online entry form.

10. Competition judges, readers, employees of WritersLife.org and their immediate friends and families, are not eligible to enter the contest.

11. Entries must be the original work of the author.

12. The decisions of the judges are final.
13. We suggest entries be written in the standard 12-point font.

14. Stories will not be returned. Please ensure you keep a copy.

15. Please include a title on your entry.

16. We notify all winners and official finalists by email and/or phone at the conclusion of the contest at the address provided by the entrant at the time of entry. It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information.

17. It is the winners' responsibility to redeem corresponding prizes from us or any third party sponsors or partners by responding to our winner's notification email in a timely fashion with your current mailing address or any additional requested contact information. Prizes that go unredeemed after 90 days from the conclusion of the contest will not be delivered.

18. All submissions must be your content, that you hold the rights to and not violate anyone's copyright.

19. By submitting your work to the contest, you agree that you have read and understand all of the contest rules and agree to hold us, our company, our employees, and partners harmless from all claims or liabilities.

20. Writer's Life Blogs are intended solely for articles about writing by and for writers. That means everyone from published authors to writers, bloggers, freelancers, and everyone in between -- as long as all your posts are about the art and business of writing.

21. Feel free to repost content from your own personal blog, and note that Writer's Life makes no claim to ownership of user-submitted materials. We just want to highlight great writing about writing. That said, you may not post material that you did not write, or that you do not have full permission to reprint. Also, please no teaser-link posts -- reprint your blog post in its entirety. Feel free to link back to your site, however.

22. While the Writers Life staff will be monitoring content posted to the blogs, please refrain from posting inappropriate content that will later be removed. Use your best judgment, and please steer clear of pornographic images and profanity; the line should be pretty clear in most cases! In addition, we would ask that your blog does not wholly advertise products or services at the exclusivity of anything else. Our goal is absolutely not to modify or censor material, but illegal or highly objectionable content will be necessarily excised.

23. Feel free to format your posts, but don't make them too visually outrageous -- too many colors and font sizes will just make things harder to read! Also, please note that your images should be no more than 314(h) x 600(w) pixels if you want them to show up great when shared on social media sites like Facebook.

24. All blog accounts must be individual accounts. We do not allow company accounts. Further, each blog post must be posted by its author, under his or her name. In cases where multiple authors contribute to one post, one should post and credit the others within the post's body.

25. By submitting content to this page you acknowledge that you have read and agree with the rules and guidelines here on this page

If you have a question that you do not see answered here, please email us at Support@WritersLife.org

Note: Post less than 300 words will result in a submission error.

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