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Teachers as Writers Contest

The Western Massachusetts Writing Project invites all Massachusetts educators to submit manuscripts of up to 750 words for its annual Teachers as Writers Contest.

First Prize: Publication in the WMWP February newsletter and on the website. The author will receive a $100 credit to be used toward any WMWP Teachers as Writers program.

Second Prize: Publication on the WMWP website. The author will receive a $50 credit to be used toward any WMWP Teachers as Writers program.

Only one entry per person. Entry must be typed (without author’s name) and accompanied by a cover sheet with contact information.


Guidelines:

  • Manuscripts will be accepted until December 2 and should be limited to 750 words or less.
  • Entries may be in any genre (personal narrative, essay, play, poem, story, etc.) and on any topic, including but not limited to stories about teaching and learning.
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person. (A single poem is one entry.)
  • Only previously unpublished work will be accepted.
  • All entries must be typed. The author's name should NOT be included on any piece.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a cover sheet stating the author's name, school and home addresses, telephone numbers, and email.
  • Written responses to entries are available upon request. Please indicate on the cover sheet if you would like a response from the editorial board.
  • Entries will be judged by an editorial board of WMWP teachers. The editorial board and the WMWP co-directors are not eligible for the contest.

Send your manuscript and cover sheet to:

Western Massachusetts Writing Project
258 Bartlett Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003