CWA’s 5th Annual First Chapter Contest

Are you currently writing an original work of fiction? Submit up to 10 pages of the first chapter of your book to CWA's 5th Annual First Chapter Contest.

First prize is a full scholarship to attend either the All-Genre Novel-In-Progress (NIP) Bookcamp & Writing Retreat May 23 to 29, 2021 or the Speculative Fiction NIP Bookcamp August 1 to 7, 2021, at the Cedar Valley Center & Spa, 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, near West Bend, Wisconsin (value: $1385). Second and third place winners will receive cash awards of $150 and $75, respectively. Each of the top three entries will also be published in CWA's e-zine, The Write City.

For each entry, a non‐refundable fee of Fifteen Dollars ($15) must be made to CWA via PayPal on the same date as the author’s entry is submitted.

Deadline is October 1, 2020. Winners will be announced by December 2020!

For guidelines and to enter, visit our First Chapter Contest page.

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