Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Golden Opportunity

California writers, this one is for you. Poets and Writers has recently announced its California Writers Exchange Award. Awarded every three years, the Exchange provides one poet and one fiction writer the chance to meet with publishers, agents, and other writers in New York City. Of course, the trip is all-expenses-paid. I wonder if that includes street pretzels?

Past winners include Elaine Beale and Dylan Landis in fiction and Alison Benis White and Larry Colker in poetry. All four have enjoyed resulting publications and regularly participate in readings and literary events.

The best part about this contest? No entry fee. This is reason to celebrate for those of us feeling that financial squeeze, or stockpiling gold bullion in preparation for our fair state's economic collapse. So feel free to enter...it won't cost you a thing.

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