General Rules for All Writing Contests

Exceptions will be listed under individual contest posts.

Publishing rights:  By submitting your work, you are giving AWwYP the right to publish your work on this site and one-time rights in hard copy,  after which all rights revert back to the author.  We reserve the right not to publish anything that is sent to us.

Cost to enter: varies from contest to contest. Refer to the current contest on the navigation menu.

Format:

  • MS Word compatible (.doc or .rtf; please do NOT use docx, as some of our editors do not use Word for PC)
  • Double-spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title, author at top (will be displayed if published)
  • Author email and contact info (will not display)
  • Optional: link to your website and a request to post link at the end of your story

 

AWwYP Style Guide

This page contains general rules for contributing authors and editors for both blog posts, contest entries, and printed material. The list of rules-of-thumb will be added to as standards are established.

Spelling

AWwYP will use American spelling conventions for most published materials. Blog posts will use spellings determined by the author of the blog post.

Punctuation

  • Ellipses: An ellipsis will consist of three periods with spaces between them.  No spaces will be used before and after the ellipsis.
  • Serial commas: Serial commas will be used consistently.

For examples of comma usage, see the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

The Crucible: Shawna Smart, Contestant #3

December 10, 2017

Contestant #2 Martin David behind closed doors

December 9, 2017

This land is your land…Claudia Barillas, contestant #1

December 6, 2017

FINAL(IST) APPROACH!!!

March 25, 2017

I BRING YOU TIDINGS OF GOOD NEWS!

March 25, 2017

A Twisted Tale!

March 21, 2017

I’ll Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse…

March 15, 2017

DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA!!!

March 9, 2017

Top O’ the Mornin’!

March 2, 2017

DOUBLE FEATURE!

March 2, 2017

How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down…?

February 28, 2017

Take a Shot at Our Next Stop…

February 22, 2017

NEXT STOP: SCOTLAND!

February 13, 2017

ARRIBA!!! OUR NEXT CONTESTANT…

February 8, 2017

THE LITERARY JOURNEY BEGINS!!! OUR FIRST CONTESTANT!

February 1, 2017

CALLING YOU!!! FIRST FINALIST!!!

November 20, 2016

A BEWITCHING Experience!!!

November 5, 2016

MAKING A MOSS!!!

November 1, 2016

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places!!!

October 31, 2016

A-PEAR-rently Another Ghost Story!!!

October 27, 2016

Look HOO’S next!

October 25, 2016

of COURSE correction!

May 10, 2016

Finalists announced for Love Lost

April 1, 2016

Tomorrow we announce our finalists…but first…

March 31, 2016

Mac Eagan’s date follows his lead, our final contest entry

March 30, 2016

East Wind gently blows in another contest entry from Miryam Meier

March 30, 2016

Starry, starry write: a poem from Diane Cresswell

March 29, 2016

Stefanie Allison rocks (red)

March 28, 2016

Happy Easter!

March 27, 2016

Grant Laurence and the pot of gold

March 26, 2016

Where’s Waldo? Brian Harrison found him!

March 24, 2016

Score one for Judge Katze

March 24, 2016

Her perfect lover. Laura Girardeau revisits our contest.

March 23, 2016

Eye of the Beholder: Amanda Byzak’s lovely entry

March 21, 2016

Michael Dilts gets carded, enters our contest

March 21, 2016

It’s not our imagination: Kristy Webster enters our contest

March 20, 2016

When the thing has a name: E.M. Sloan’s tale of Lost Love

March 19, 2016

One man’s meat is another man’s true love: Mac Eagan has arrived

March 18, 2016

Carole Boyce enters our contest with feeling

March 18, 2016

Ready for unique imagery? Andrew Perez joins us

March 18, 2016

The view from the Towers this morning

March 17, 2016

From a galaxy far, far away, Julie Mark Cohen enters our contest

March 15, 2016

A writer with fire in the belly enters our contest: Brian Howard

March 15, 2016

Diane Cresswell enters our rabbit hole

March 14, 2016

Victory at Sea: Wendy Joseph pilots an entry into our contest

March 12, 2016

So…You come here often?

March 11, 2016

Gravitas on Tap

March 9, 2016

Just in time, David Jenkins pens a submission!

March 9, 2016

Parisianne plays BOLDLY with her new entry!

March 9, 2016

Ouch! poetess Dolores Rider enters our contest

March 9, 2016