Public Announcements

 

Submission Deadlines: September 30, 2017

MWA Members, don't miss your chance for recognition and publication. 

MWA Book Award

The 2018 MWA Book Awards are open to all MWA members in good standing who have published a novel (50K words or more) in 2016 or 2017.  (Novels entered in the 2017 MWA Book Awards are not eligible to be re-submitted to the 2018 awards.) There is no fee to enter; one entry per MWA member. 

Awards will be given in the following genre divisions: 

  • Mystery/thriller
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative fiction
  • Literary/Mainstream
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult / New Adult

Submission period closes September 30, 2017. Check out our Contest Page for complete rules and how to submit.


 

MWA Newsletter:

Members are encouraged to submit to the newsletter announcements of awards, publication, or author events (readings, workshops, etc.). Members may also submit questions for our writers’ advice column or an entry for our Why I Write column. We’d also love to see your articles for possible inclusion: things like interviews with writers or guest speakers, reviews of writing craft books, how-to advice, member profiles, member surveys, and other subjects of interest to writers. 

Send your submissions to newsletter@marylandwriters.org. Submissions must be emailed; no hard copies will be accepted. Deadline is September 30. Please include a brief bio (75 words maxumum). Check out the latest Newsletter here.


 

Upcoming ...

MWA Literary Journal Pen in Hand: 

Submission deadline for the next issue of Pen in Hand is December 1, 2017 - but don't wait 'til the last minute. This issue will have a section on the theme of Earth and Space. MWA members and young writers are encouraged to send their best works to PIH. Send submission—poetry, sci-fi, flash fiction, short stories, drama, memoir, creative non-fiction—to peninhand@Marylandwriters.org. Check out the July 2017 issue here, or pick up a copy at your local chapter meeting.

 

2018 MWA Book Awards

Now Open for Submissions...

The 2018 MWA Book Awards are open to all MWA members in good standing who have published a novel (50K words or more) in 2016 or 2017.  There is no fee to enter; one entry per MWA member. 

Awards will be given in the following genre divisions: 

  • Mystery/thriller
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative fiction
  • Literary/Mainstream
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult / New Adult

However, at least 5 qualifying entries are required to award a prize in that division. 

Co-authored books are allowed; anthologies to which the author has contributed a story are not.

Novels entered in the 2017 MWA Book Awards are not eligible to be re-submitted to the 2018 awards.   

Submission period is JULY 1, 2017 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2017.

For more information on rules and how to submit, please visit our Contests page.