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College accepts writers contest entries

WATERTOWN – The English Department at Jefferson Community College is now accepting submissions for its 2013 North Country Writers Contest, which is open to all residents and friends of the upstate New York region.
Aspiring writers won’t want to miss this opportunity to be published online and receive cash prizes. There is no entry fee. The deadline for submission is Sept. 13.
The Writers Contest includes the following genres: Short Fiction, 1,000 to 3,000 words; Poetry, not to exceed 100 lines; and Essay / Nonfiction, 1,000 to 3,000 words.
Submissions in all genres must reflect a connection to the North Country, be previously unpublished work, in letter quality, and must be double-spaced. A maximum of three submissions will be considered from any one participant.
Past winners may submit works in a different category.
The title and genre of the submission, author’s name, address, telephone number, email address and word count must appear on a required separate cover sheet; only the title should appear on the manuscript. Entries will not be returned.
The award for each genre is $100 and publication on JCC’s website. Entries that receive honorable mention will be awarded $25 and published online.
Submissions are preferred electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment in rich text format (.rtf) emailed to If unable to submit electronically, submissions should be addressed to North Country Writers Contest, English Department, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.
Authors retain all rights to their work. Award recipients are requested to give a reading of their winning pieces at the North Country Writers Festival Reading at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at JCC.
For more information, contact the JCC English Department at 786-2328 or email
The North Country Writers Contest is sponsored by the Jefferson Community College Faculty Student Association and JCC’s English Department.
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