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2019 OWAA/Richter Publishing LLC Manuscript Challenge

The 2019 OWAA/Richter Publishing LLC Manuscript Challenge encourages long form storytelling in outdoors communication. The challenge will run in conjunction with the 2019 Excellence in Craft Awards presented June 23, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Rules

    • Entrants must be members of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and pay their 2019 dues prior to entry
    • Contest opens December 1, 2018
    • Reading fee is $25 per entry
    • Deadline for manuscript submissions is April 1, 2019
    • Manuscripts must be submitted in .pdf, .doc/.docx, or .rtf format
      • For files over 10Mb, please contact Jessica Seitz at or 406-552-4047
    • Topics must cover the outdoors: nature-writing, action and adventure, fiction, non-fiction, scientific, and essay collections may all be considered.
      • For previously published essays in a collection, the author must obtain and maintain first right permissions at time of manuscript submission
    • Second edition manuscripts will not be considered
    • Editor bylines are not acceptable
    • Minimum 20,000 words, maximum 100,000 words
    • Must be written in English
    • Content must be original writings of the person submitting them
    • No employees of previous published authors can apply or anyone under contract with Richter Publishing LLC
    • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and mentally capable of signing a contract
  • Entrant Information

  • Entry Information

  • Accepted file types: pdf, pdf, doc, doc, docx, docx, rtf, rtf.
    Upload a PDF or DOC/DOCX or RTF file. When upload is complete, a circle with a red 'X" will appear next to the file allowing you to remove the file if it was added by mistake. This symbol indicates the file upload was successful.
    **Note: You must remove apostrophes from all file names prior to upload.
  • Price: $25.00
  • American Express

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