- Every entry will be read by the judges. Judges’ decisions are final.
- Judges reserve the right to re-categorize entries.
- Entries must be entered online or postmarked by 11:59 pm EST on September 14, 2012. We cannot return submitted manuscripts; however, to receive notification of the receipt of your manuscript, send a self-addressed stamped postcard along with your entry. Please note that it may take up to 30 days after the deadline for all entries and payment to be processed.
- The following are not permitted to enter the contest: employees of F+W Media, Inc., and their immediate family members; Writer’s Digest contributing editors and correspondents as listed on our masthead; Writer’s Online Workshops instructors; and Grand Prize Winners from the previous three years in any Writer’s Digest competitions.
- Top Award Winners will be notified by mail by December 31, 2012. Winners will be listed in the May/June 2013 issue of Writer’s Digest, and on www.writersdigest.com after the May/June 2013 issue is published.
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