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Kansas Authors Club, District Two Contest - submissions open 2-01-2012

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I found out about Kansas Authors Club in 2010 - just in time to attend the conference hosted by our local district, District Two, just a couple of blocks from where I live. I was not only surprised that I had no clue it existed, but I continue to be surprised by how many other people don't know about it.

So then, this is a call not only for submissions for the yearly District Two contest, but for writers across the state of Kansas to become members of KAC (Kansas Authors Club). Reasons to join Kansas Authors Club? Comradeship, a shared knowledge base that ranges from contests, to grammar and writing styles, new poetry styles such as the Loku, how to become published, presentations about understanding, writing and submitting e-books, making your own chapbook, shared work and critique groups, travel to area districts, etc.

For information about becoming a District Two member, please contact New Member Chair Susie Nightingale: swimmer10@sunflower.com

Membership dues are $25.00 annually and include a year book, newsletters, information about contests, monthly meetings with area writers, yearly District Writers Retreat (District Two welcomed state poet laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg as guest speaker in 2011), and a multitude of other benefits.

Co-chairs of the District Two Writing Contest, Sally Jadlow and Ronda Miller, are proud to announce that D2 is sponsoring a writing contest open to all Kansas Authors Club members and nonmembers. Submissions open February 1st, 2012 and must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2012.

Entry fees: members - $3.00 per entry for members, non members - $5.00 per entry. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit, but no manuscript may be entered in more than one category. If you plan on attending the award ceremony on May 12th (location to be announced), no postage on SASE is necessary with submissions.

Categories for poetry: Rhymed verse, Free verse, Haiku, Narrative.

Categories for Prose: Short Fiction, Memoir, Feature article, Inspirational.

Prizes - $20 for first place, $10 for second place, $5 for third place. (In categories with fewer than five entries, there will be only a first place award.

For detailed rules for submission, please email me: coachinforliferonda@yahoo.com with the words, 'D2 writing contest' in the subject line.

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