WNBA Writing Contest now accepting submissions

WNBA Writing Contest
now accepting submissions

Fiction | Creative nonfiction/memoir | Poetry | YA Fiction

$250 cash for the winner in each category and publication in The Bookwoman.

March 1, 2018

Submission Guidelines:


1st Annual WNBA National Writing Contest

The WNBA will be reviewing submissions for their 1st annual Writing Contest. The Women’s National Book Association is a dynamic organization of women and men across the broad spectrum of writing and publishing. Membership includes Editors, Publishers, Literary Agents, Professors, Academics, Librarians, Authors, Book Sellers and many others involved in the world of books.

After years of celebrating published authors, extraordinary book women, and others in the field, we have decided it is time to celebrate emerging writers. Please send only your highest caliber work.


  • Submission Period:  June 1st – November 1st, 2012
  • Fiction: 2,500 word limit – may be a short story, or a stand alone excerpt from a novel in progress
  • Poetry: 35 line limit – or one page double spaced
  • Previously unpublished work only
  • Your entry must be uploaded without your name, address, or contact information on the actual document. Your contact information will be collected on a separate form when you submit your entry.
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • You may submit more than one entry, however, each one must be separately submitted.
  • Acceptable formats are: Word Document 2007, Word Document 2003 or earlier version, RTF (Rich Text Format).
  • Winner will be announced April 1st, 2013. Contest results will be posted online at www.wnba-books.org/contest.



Fiction: Valerie Martin. Valerie is an award-winning author (Kafka Prize, Orange Prize) with 9 novels, 3 short story collections, and one biography. Her website is: www.valeriemartinonline.com.



Poetry: Julie Kane, Poet Laureate, Louisiana, 2011-2013. Julie has authored six books, including three collections of poetry, one volume of non-fiction, and two edited anthologies. Her website is: www.juliekanepoet.com.



Entry: 3 poems or 1 short story

WNBA Members: $10 per entry
Non-Members: $15 per entry

Multiple submissions will be accepted.


$250 cash prize, and the winning entry will be published in The Bookwoman, the official publication of the Women’s National Book Association, with 10 chapters nationwide. 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention prizes in each category, please see website for details.  Proceeds of the contest will go to support scholarships for writing conferences and other professional development training.

Submissions Link:

ePortfolio Contest for Spring 2011


Show us who you really are for a chance to win!

Submit your ePortfolio to the spring contest!

Who can enter?
All undergraduate and graduate students in good standing with the University

What can you include in your ePortfolio?
Pictures, papers, videos, images, blogs, and anything else that captures your experiences in and outside of Pace University

What must you include in your ePortfolio?

  • A reflective statement on your Introduction page in the “Overall Reflections” box. The statement should answer the question “How does your ePortfolio reflect your personal and/or professional growth as you continue your studies at Pace University?” (250-500 words)
  • At least three complete ePortfolio pages

What are we looking for?

  • Content that reflects your personal and/or professional growth and that is delivered effectively, i.e. all links are active, all videos and photographs download properly, etc.
  • Organized, edited and proofread material
  • Creativity and originality

Where do you submit? Submit your ePortfolio through http://eportfolio.pace.edu

Deadline: April 22, 2011

Winners receive a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble and will be recognized at the ePortfolio Student Showcase on May 4th (Pleasantville) or May 5th (NYC) with an ePortfolio Certificate of Excellence!

Questions? Please contact eportfolio@pace.edu