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2019 WINNERS SELECTED!
THE ANNUAL "A WOMAN'S WRITE" UNPUBLISHED NOVEL CONTEST
ENTER for 2020
Begins January 1 every year!
Enter the Annual AWW International [Unpublished] Novel Contest! All submissions receive a timely, thorough, thoughtful critique. Winners receive money, certificates and notification on our site.
• PRIZE: $500
• ENTRY FEE : $40 (includes a fair, professional critique)
• ANNUAL DEADLINE: Always November 30 of current year
Contest entries are accepted from January 1 ANNUALLY! You can submit up until midnight, November 30, each year.
There is a great variety among the women who send their work to us: young women writing a first book; experienced non-fiction writers having a go at fiction; women with degrees in Creative Writing or Journalism; older women, in their seventies or eighties, still motivated by artistic creativity. We are overwhelmed by the support our competition receives, the notes of thanks and feeling of trust we get, the sense that we are helping new and practiced writers hone their skills.
A Woman's Write has truly become
A Woman's International
across the US --
and from Canada,
the UK, the Caribbean,
Spain, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand,
Australia, India, Africa,
and Hong Kong.
THE BEST WRITING TIP EVER:
WRITE 1,000 WORD OF MEANINGFUL TEXT--A STORY, POEM, ESSAY OR ARTICLE. THEN CUT THE WORD COUNT TO 500. DO THIS ONCE A WEEK.
2019 AWW Winner
The 2019 recipient of the annual $500.00 prize for Best Unpublished Novel is
award-winning British author Sophie Neville, whose saga of war and love - Makorongo's War - is based on her sojourns and work in East Africa.
Honorable Mention 2019
Jacki Price-Linnartz is an American writer whose entry, a vibrant sci-fi novel Veronica's Veil, features a space-smart female lead.
Kathy Cuddihy is a creative Canadian with an engaging Irish detective series, of which Safe Harbour is the second offering. Kathy says: "What attracted me to the A Woman's Write competition was the possibility to have a critique. I wasn't disappointed. Barbara offered wise words, good suggestions and valuable support."
Veena Patwardhan lives in Mumbai. Her sensitive story of star-crossed love, A Fresh Start, set in Goa, explores hidden depths of relationship. She says: "Barbara's succinct, to-the-point critique helped me refine my entry. The Honorable Mention in your 2019 contest has come as a huge pat on the back, making me even more confident about my manuscript."
[Honorable Mention Winners are given a refund of the original $40 submission fee and, like the Grand Prize Winner, receive a 15% discount if they choose A Woman’s Write Editing Services in the coming year.]
2019 AWW Winner Sophie Neville has this to say:
"I am absolutely thrilled to hear that my novel ‘Makorongo’s War’ has won the 2019 Grand Prize in your A Woman’s Write competition. It is a huge encouragement."
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AWW / Women Authors
THE ECLIPSE DANCER
Author Laura Koerber sent an entry to the 2019 A Woman's Write competition, along with a copy of THE ECLIPSE DANCER for our review. In this magically real novel, a sixty-something female examines her life and her heritage as a mixed species creature – half human, half fairy. Andy is sixty-five, still living in the central Iowa farm region where she was born, and still with her mother, Cindy, who is slowly perishing from cancer, dementia and the lack of the booze she loved so well. Andy’s days would be tough but for her love of nature and her prodigious memory of past events. On the day the book opens, she is awaiting a total eclipse; at its peak, she will dance – and fly. (Full review by Barbara Bamberger Scott on Amazon and Good Reads.)
WOMEN RISE UP
WOMEN RISE UP is a new book by women's justice advocate Katey Zeh. It offers new perspectives on Biblical women, showing the rebellion and strength behind their actions, and correcting the sexist interpretations given by male scholars, even popes, over the ages. Lively, conversational, highly intelligent look at scripture from a strong female viewpoint. (Full review by Barbara Bamberger Scott appears on Amazon, Good Reads, and Book Reporter.)
HILDA AND NADIN
DRY LEAVES IN THE WIND - HILDA AND NADIN is written by Nagihan Os, Turkish author and artist living in Amsterdam. Her novel draws parallels between two women, one old, one young, one an established rebel, the other on the brink of rebellion in a country suffering oppression and moving toward revolution. Courageous, loving women brought together in life and beyond the grave. (Full review by Barbara Bamberger Scott appears on Amazon and Good Reads.)
Award-winning author Cecelia Velastegui used our new Book Review Service for her latest historical novel, Lucia Zarate, the weird wonderful tale of the world's smallest woman. The book is a finalist in the 2017 Latino Book Awards.
Barbara's beautiful book! Based on her many articles in Homestead.org, this is a work that took 5 years and two arts grants to bring to (generous) fruition! A unique history of American homesteading, endorsed and reviewed by Wanda Urbanksa, Simple Living author and expert. Now on Amazon!
Mari Reiza entered her intriguing book, Room 11, in our 2016 AWW competition, then sought editing services from Barbara Bamberger Scott. Her book about a woman slowly wasting away in a coma and the husband who sings to her every day is now available on Amazon.
Susan Kaberry sent her novel to us this year, for a useful critique that led to a book review from A Woman's Write. From Barbara Bamberger Scott's review on Curled Up with a Good Book:..."More than anything, this is a well-told story full of romance and danger, focusing on a woman who proved herself far ahead of her times."
OUR OTHER SERVICES.....
As many of you already know, the one who takes the prize in the AWW Novel Contest is not the only winner at A Woman’s Write. A large percentage of our entrants go on to publication, and we like to think that our critiques give them a pat on the back (or a kick in the pants) that helps steer them toward that success.
Sometimes one of our contestants will come back to us for full editing services, all types, all offered at absurdly low prices -- professional assistance and that extra pair of eagle eyes that can make her book shine when it reaches a publisher’s desktop. Honorable Mention winners also get a discount including rebate of the original entry fee when they access our editing services.
Please ask about our price structure for editing, opinion/analysis, Beta reading, and reviews. Our rates even go down with second or third books!
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