The following writing contest is exclusive to those registering for Part II (or both Parts) of the summer 2017 Midwest Writers Workshop.

Manny Writing Contest

The Manny Awards have become a tradition at Midwest Writers Workshop. The contest offers cash awards and is designed to recognize works in progress in four categories: short fiction, novel, poetry and nonfiction. The Manny Writing Contest’s top winner receive will receive The R. Karl Largent Writing Award and a $200 cash award, made possible through Robin Vincent Publishers and MWW. The award has been named in honor of long-time and popular committee member, R. Karl Largent. You may enter one category only. Entries are limited to the first 1,000 words (about 5 double-spaced pages) of a manuscript. Poems should be no more than three pages. Postmark no later than June 17, 2017. Judges reserve the right not to award a cash prize in a category that does not attract sufficient entries. There is no cost to enter the Manny Contest. ALL MATERIALS should be appropriately labeled (i.e., LEFT CORNER: your name, address, phone, email; RIGHT CORNER: Manny Contest /name of category: long fiction, short fiction, nonfiction, poetry). Mail manuscript to: Jama Bigger (Midwest Writers Workshop), 2106 N. Colson Drive, Muncie, IN 47304.