Off the Wall First Page Contest


OPEN TO ALL HCRW MEMBERS! You need not attend to enter!

Simply email the first page of your stunning, stirring, sweet, scary, or sexy Work  in Progress to Secretary Susan Chapek at 

(She will remove identifiers from your page, and she is not eligible to enter or vote).  We WILL also accept your printed page at the door. Entries are posted on the wall of the meeting room before  the meeting begins and votes are counted at the end.

Unpublished manuscripts only. One entry per writer. Only those members attending the meeting may vote (you do not need to enter, but you can vote for the best!)

PRIZES: $25 Amazon gift certificate or a $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate

FORMAT: One page printed on white paper – Black Times Roman 12 (or similar standard typeface) – No byline – Max 27 lines of type

First line must read: Title of Work in Progress (Genre)*

*It’s more fun if it’s anonymous. If you suspect that your title will give away your authorial identity, your first line should be: Untitled (Genre)