The Norman Galaxy of Writers' Annual Contest
Nonfiction Article: 1,500 words maximum.
Short Story (fiction): 2,000 words maximum.
Rhymed Poetry: Any length
Unrhymed Poetry: Any length
Nostalgic Essay (personal): 1,500 words maximum
Children's fiction (for readers 8 - 12 years of age): 1,000 words maximum
Only paid members of the Norman Galaxy of Writers may enter.
All entries must be original work unpublished at the time of submission to the contest.
Previous money-winning entries are not allowed (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or Bonnie Speers award).
Entries must be typed on 8 x 11" white, 20-weight printer copy paper. Entries must be double-spaced, except for the poetry categories. For entries longer than one page, type the title of your entry in the top right corner of each page, a word count on the first page for all categories except poetry, plus a page number on the top right corner of every page except the first page. The author's name must NOT appear on the manuscript.
Each entry requires a cover sheet. The cover sheet must include your name, address, telephone number, title, and category. Attach the cover sheet to the entry with a paper clip. NO STAPLES.
If you will not be attending the December awards' ceremony/luncheon, please arrange for someone to retrieve your entries. Otherwise, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your entries. Make sure the envelope is big enough to contain all your entries.