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Cleopatra Literary Contest for Young Women

on November 12, 2010

CLEOPATRA LITERARY CONTEST FOR YOUNG WOMEN


This literary contest is named after the inspirational Cleopatra
VII of Egypt, who was an author of works about cosmetics,
pharmacology and weights & measures. Established and sponsored
by author Stephanie Dray, the competition is aimed at
discovering and mentoring aspiring young female writers. In
particular, the award seeks to foster new voices with an
appreciation for women’s history. Deadline March 1, 2011.
Entries are limited in length to 2,000 words. Short stories,
essays, poems, and excerpts from novels and novellas are
welcome, in any genre, as long as they focus on one of the
themes.

Teen Category Winner:  Choice of $100 cash or a brand new
E-reader, in addition to an award certificate, a month-long
writing mentorship with Ms. Dray, a feature article in her
blog and newsletter, and a critique from NY literary agent,
Jennifer Schober of Spencerhill Associates.

Young Women Category Winner: Choice of $100 cash or a brand
new E-reader, in addition to an award certificate, a month-
long writing mentorship with Ms. Dray, a feature article in
her blog and newsletter, and a critique from NY literary agent,
Jennifer Schober of Spencerhill Associates.

Finalists:  Constructive feedback from publishing professionals,
mention on Ms. Dray’s blog and newsletter, an award certificate,
and a free book courtesy of contest sponsors.

Females ages 13-18 for the teen category.
Females ages 19-22 for the young women’s category.

This is an international contest, so writers outside of
the US are eligible.

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