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2021 WINNERS SELECTED!
THE ANNUAL "A WOMAN'S WRITE" UNPUBLISHED NOVEL CONTEST
ENTER for 2022
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Enter the Annual AWW International [Unpublished] Novel Contest!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: $500USD
• ENTRY FEE : $40USD (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,
Czech Republic, Hong Kong and more...
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.
2021 AWW Grand Prize Winner
The 2021 recipient of the annual $500USD grand prize for Best Unpublished Novel:
Brenda Hummel of Vermont, USA, whose entry Unremembered Time mixes modern romance with painful family history of slavery and survival. Brenda says, "AWW's input on the opening pages of Unremembered Time makes my manuscript stronger...Thank you."
Honorable Mention Winners 2021
Sally Walker is a UK writer whose quietly humourous entry, A Westerly Wind Brings Witches, envisions an oft-rejected woman taking advantage of an occult apprenticeship for solace. Here's Sally's view of her experience with A Woman's Write: "Also many thanks for the critique and editing...it was very helpful...But thank you especially for the encouragement – you have no idea how much that means to me!"
Barbara Jaques from the UK has created A Touch of Mother, in which an elderly homeless woman slowly recounts her life story and her longing for love and reconciliation with her lost family. Author Barbara had this to say to A Woman's Write editor Barbara: "I found you approachable, with editorial comments that were very useful, not only in regard to this novel but going forward."
Honorable Mention Winners are given a refund of the original $40 submission fee and, like the Grand Prize Winner, receive a significant discount if they choose A Woman’s Write Editing Services in the coming year.
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A Woman's Write Writers Getting Published...!
Rebecca Hope was A Woman’s Write 2016 Grand Prize Winner. We wrote this about her NEWLY PUBLISHED book, SILKEN STRANDS. More detail can be found on Amazon and other websites: One man's utopia is a young woman's worst nightmare. Seventeen-year-old Millie Langston lives in a nineteenth century American “utopia” where girls usually become communal wives at age thirteen, but she has somehow been passed over. Now that she’s old enough to know she wants a romance with just one man, she balks at her impending “marriage.”
Ruthie Stevens is a participant in the A Woman's Write competition who used our help and advice for her newly published novel, You Can't Blame the Flower, portraying danger, drunken delights, and love – romantic, friendly and just plain sexy – all arrayed in a rich tapestry of Covid complexities, corporate scheming, and a bright young woman’s craving for true affection.
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...(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...(Full review by Barbara Bamberger Scott appears on Amazon and Good Reads.)
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 rebate of the original entry fee and discount on our editing services.
Please ask about our price structure for editing, opinion/analysis, Beta reading, and reviews. Our rates may even go down with second or third books!
Who else does that?
Averil Drummond of Australia won an AWW Honorable Mention Prize in 2015. Here is her award-winning book, GLOAM, newly published, a vibrant fantasy combining intrigue, romance, and a serious look at global warming!
Kelly Z. Conrad, author of Shaman, an entry in A Woman's Write, has created a new, intriguing sequel, The Passage:
"A family is nearly split apart by rivalry, danger and elitism but maintains its cohesion through genuine love that transcends social strictures, in this engaging historical drama by award-winning author Kelly Z. Conrad.
The story opens in 1869 as surgeon Matt Tyler visits his father’s grave and meets a mysterious woman who tells him something about his highly respected father that could bring his new life crashing down if it were widely known. Matt has recently returned to the Washington area with his wife Degan and their toddler son Adam. It has been a struggle to set minds at ease about his arrangement with Degan, as she is a Seneca Indian whom he’d met during his medical work following the Civil War."
(See more of Barbara Bamberger Scott's review at Amazon.com)