The Genesee Valley Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the 7th Annual New Deal Writing Competition, and this year’s painting, “In the Paddock” by William Dowling.
This competition challenges writers to use a painting chosen by the staff at GVCA as inspiration for a short story. This year’s painting is “In the Paddock” by William Dowling.
The application portal for submissions will be open from March 1, 2022 to April 1, 2022. The first place winner will be awarded $200, second place $100 and third place $50. The first place winner will also be published in our Artsphere newsletter and all three top submissions will be on our website. This is an international competition and we typically receive a wide array of submissions; however, it should be noted the prize money will be given in U.S. dollars. This contest will use blind judging; the author’s name will be withheld from the judges until after the competition is complete, so we ask that each author omit their personal information from the files uploaded with their Submittable forms.
ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS:
$5.00 entry fee for each work submitted
Entrants must be 18+ years of age
The work submitted must be previously unpublished
All entries must be 10,000 words or less
There are no genre restrictions
Winners will be announced in early May