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The 31st Annual SouthWest Writers Competition is now closed to entries.
The annual contest is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 12 categories for novels, memoir, nonfiction, essay, short stories, children's picture books, screenplays and poetry.
A First, Second, and Third Place winner will be judged in each of the 12 categories. Prizes: $200 First Place. $150 Second Place, $100 Third Place. $1,500 for the Storyteller Award, the entry judged the best of all entries in all categories.
Winners are selected by agents and/or editors unaffiliated with SouthWest Writers and will be notified in August, 2013 by email. Winnersí names will be posted on the SWW website at or about the same time.