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Get Published Online! Enter North Country Writers Contest

Jefferson Community College (JCC) is now accepting submissions for its 2010 North Country Writers Contest, open to all residents and friends of the upstate New York region. Aspiring writers won’t want to miss this opportunity to be published online and receive cash prizes! There is no entry fee.

The Writers Contest includes the following genres: Short Fiction, 1000 to 3000 words; Poetry, not to exceed 100 lines; and Essay/Non-Fiction, 1000 to 3000 words. Submissions must be previously unpublished work, in letter quality, and must be double-spaced. A maximum of three submissions will be considered from any one participant. Past winners may submit works in a different category. The title of the submission, author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address must appear on a separate cover sheet; only the title should appear on the manuscript. Entries will not be returned.

The deadline for submission is Friday, September 24, 2010. Submissions are preferred electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment in rich text format (.rtf) emailed to If you are unable to submit electronically, submissions should be addressed to: North Country Writers Contest, English Department, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Authors retain all rights to their work. Award recipients are required to give a reading of their winning pieces at the North Country Writers Festival Reading at JCC on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the JCC English Department by emailing or calling 315-786-2328.

The North Country Writers Contest is sponsored by the Jefferson Community College Faculty Student Association and JCC’s English Department.