Deadline extended for 2011 Weta Nichols Writing Contest

There is still time for you to polish the first 10 pages of your work-in-progress to submit to our annual fiction writing contest, named in honor of the founder of our group, novelist Weta Nichols. Due to a PayPal glitch, we have extended the original deadline (May 16, 2011) to May 23, 2011.

The contest is open to published and unpublished writers, but the piece that you enter must be unpublished.

Any genre is welcome, not just romance fiction.

Winners will be announced at our annual conference in Springfield, Missouri, on July 23, 2011. You do not need to be present to win, and you are not required to be a member of our group to enter. Details about our conference are available here:

Final round winners will be judged by Louise Fury, literary agent with the L. Perkins Agency, and Lia Brown, editor with Avalon Books!

Prizes are: 1st place $100; 2nd place $50; 3rd place $25.

For full contest rules, guidelines, and links to submit your entry, visit:

Ozarks Romance Authors is a registered non-profit corporation in the state of Missouri since 1987.