RULES OF ENTRY
USBWA members can submit entries in the Best
Writing Contest until July 31.
- Column Writing
- Moderate-Length Feature
- Magazine-Length Feature
- Spot News/Game Coverage
You must be an USBWA member in good standing to enter.
Deadline: July 31, 2021. Entries sent after the deadline
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Limit: One (1) article per category, although a series
of articles may be submitted in the enterprise category.
Entries must have appeared in print or on line
between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021.
Entries must be submitted electronically to
Entries not sent to this e-mail address will not be
Send MS Word or text files only. DO NOT SEND HTML
files, Word Perfect files, stories in other word processing
software or links to stories on the Internet or electronic
Make your entry easy to read by taking out unnecessary
carriage returns (They can give your entry an odd look
when opened by a judges word processing program).
Delete any embedded advertising, photos and cutlines
from the files (The file should contain only your story
and your identifying information).
At the top of each entry, the following information
should be included:
- Publication or online service
- Date of publication
- E-mail address and telephone
number for the writer(s) of the entry.
- The entries
will be sorted and stripped of identifying information
and forwarded to the judge(s).
Files containing your entries should follow this
naming convention: yourname-category.doc
must be one of these five: Game, Moderate Feature,
Magazine Feature, Enterprise or Column
Questions on the Best Writing Contest? E-mail Malcolm
Moran at email@example.com.