First Novel Contest: Emerging Writers Getaway Contest of the Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association.
Grand prize: a seven-day retreat at a
cabin in the North Carolina Smokies (valued at $2,000), plus a cash
award of $300. Second and third place receive cash prizes.
(synopsis, first 25 pages) February 15 through May 24, 2013.
is Rikki Ducornet, author of eight novels and National Book Critics
Circle Award finalist. Top three entries reviewed for possible agent
representation. Winners announced August 5, 2013. Proceeds benefit the
student creative writing scholarship fund of the Whidbey MFA Alumni
Association. Details and entry here.