Northern Colorado Writers looking for creative nonfiction

Northern Colorado Writers announces the second contest in its 2012 contest series: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction. The contest is open to everyone and offers cash prizes of 1st: $200, 2nd: $100, and 3rd: $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the second annual winners’ anthology, Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2012 NCW Contest Winners, scheduled for release on December 1. Entry fees are $10 if mailed, $15 if e-mailed.

The final judge for this category is writer, poet, and songwriter, Mr. Kim Stafford. Stafford’s books include “The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft,” “Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford,” and “Having Everything Right: Essays of Place.”

Contest deadline is June 15. Details can be found at by clicking on Writing Contests. The winners and judges of last year?s contests as well as the 2012 Short Fiction category can be viewed on the contest Web page.

NCW is a growing group of writers based in Fort Collins, Colorado, and offers a host of resources to writers of all levels including classes, critique groups, and an annual conference.

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