Creative Nonfiction

A piece written on a given topic. Creative nonfiction is the truth as you know it; the telling of a true story using the tools of fiction. However, names of people and places can be changed.
Guidelines: Entry consists of one typed, double-spaced nonfiction essay of no more than 3,000 words.
See General Guidelines.
Judged by: Jay Searcy
Winners
Winner
Words and Music: Diana Cruze

Fiction – SciFi/Fantasy

Guidelines: Entry consists of one short story or standalone novel excerpt in the SciFi/Fantasy genre totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.
All forms of Sci-Fi/Fantasy are acceptable, including the following: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Young Adult, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Alternative History, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, etc., or a combination thereof.
See General Guidelines.
Judged by: Pamela Schoenwaldt
Winners
Winner
Wednesday, It’s Chicken: Ann McMurry Simpson

Novel Excerpt

Send us something that makes us want to read more.
Guidelines: Entry consists of typed, double-spaced novel excerpt or novella totaling no more than 10,000 words.
Please, include the word count on the cover sheet.
See General Guidelines.
Judged by: Amy Greene
Winners
Winner
Knock Destruction:Donna Kapa

One Act Play

Guidelines: 15-50 minutes in length
The script should follow common playwriting guidelines and formatting.
Produced but not published plays accepted.
Judged by: Lisa Soland
Winners
Winner
Platitudes of Perfect-ness: Melanie Ewbank

Poetry

Guidelines: Entry consists of three typed poems of no more than totaling 100 lines or fewer. If more than one poem is entered, poems will be judged as a collection.
No restrictions as to style or content, or spacing.
See General Guidelines.<br/Judged by: Art Stewart
Winners
Winner
Grace Notes: Linda Marion

Young Writers’ Poetry

Open to all high school students, grades 7 through 12, of the Greater Knoxville area of East Tennessee.

Guidelines: Entry consists of three typed poems of no more than totaling 100 lines or fewer. If more than one poem is entered, poems will be judged as a collection.

No restrictions as to style or content, or spacing.

Open to all high school students in the Greater Knoxville Area of East Tennessee, Grades 9-12. No identifying information on poems themselves.

If you are a teacher or school submitting entries on behalf of your students, please add the following in the email body (in addition to information required by the Genera Guidelines):

School:

Name

Address

Phone Number

Please contact KWG President if your school or club needs any additional information for bookkeeping or payment purposes.
Judged by: Ed Sullivan
Winners
Winner
Life Story: Rebekah Barfield

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