Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 19, 2011

No Fee Writing Contest

The Tenth Glass Woman Prize in effect, now through September 21, 2011. 

GUIDELINES FOR The Tenth Glass Woman Prize:

The Tenth Glass Woman Prize will be awarded for a work of short fiction or creative non-fiction (prose) written by a woman.

Length: between 50 and 5,000 words.

The top prize for the tenth Glass Woman Prize award is US $500 and possible (but not obligatory) online publication; there will also be one runner up prize of $100 and one runner up prize of $50, together with possible (but not obligatory) online publication. 

Subject is open, but must be of significance to women. The criterion is passion, excellence, and authenticity in the woman’s writing voice. Previously published work and simultaneous submissions are okay. Authors retain all copyright is retained by the author. 

No reading fee.

Previous winners are welcome to submit again for any subsequent prize.

Submission deadline:  September 21, 2011 (receipt date).

Notification date: on or before December 21, 2011.   

Submissions will not be returned, rejected, or otherwise acknowledged except for the winner and results announcement on this site: under Glass Woman.  Every submission will be read with respect and with commitment to the voices of women in this world. 

Only one submission per person per submission period, by email, with “Glass Woman Prize Submission” in the subject line and the text pasted in the body of the email (no attachments!) to:

IMPORTANT:   Put  “Glass Woman Prize Submission” in subject line.
Put Text in body of email.  Please put your email address in the body of the email as well.

Entries will be ignored and deleted that do not follow the guidelines.

Example: submissions with any kind of attachment, more than one piece of writing in a given prize reading period, more than 5,000 words, poetry, plays, or submissions without “Glass Woman Prize Submission” in the subject line of the email.

*Please note that some fancy email stationery comes across as attachment; almost all illustrations come across as attachments; please do not use them in connection with the Glass Woman Prize.

Good Luck!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. how old do you have to be?


    • Thar,

      You could e-mail to check, but I would assume 18 years old.



  2. who gets the copyright of the submitted work?


    • Thar,

      The author retains the copyright.



  3. can you write a poem?


  4. Thar,

    No poetry.



  5. how about song lyrics?


  6. Do you give feedback for other personal writing works (poems)?


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