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Martin Sisters Publishing and the Appalachian Writer's Conference is pleased to announce

the Appy Inkwell Awards 2024!

Genres: Fiction, Non-fiction, and Memoir.
Entry Fee: $25
Deadline: July 1, 2024

We want your best work, and we want it now!
Maybe you have a novel, biography, or memoir you’ve been working on for some time or
maybe you have an idea and you need to sit down and commit it to paper finally!


To Enter:

Please send us the first 2,500 words of your full length fiction, non-fiction or memoir and take home  an Appy Inkwell Award for your writing, possibly win a publishing contract, and have your work recognized at the AWC24 conference this September where we are growing a community of writers!

First Prize: A publishing contract with Martin Sisters Publishing and free registration to the
2024 Appalachian Writers’ Conference.
Second Prize: Free Registration to the 2024 Appalachian Writers’ Conference and $50 gift certificate to the Taleless Dog Bookstore.
Third Prize: Free Registration to the to the Appalachian Writers’ Conference

and Bragging Rights, of course!

We will recognize burgeoning writers in our "New Voices" Appy Inkwell Awards for outstanding new, never published writers in poetry, novella and personal essay.

There is no entry fee for these categories.

Please only submit one poem, one novella, or one personal essay.

Winners in these categories will be recognized at our banquet on the last night of the conference.

All winners will receive an engraved plaque and recognition

at the AWC24 Thursday night Awards Banquet.

To submit your entry, email:

in the subject line place: AWC24 Appy Inkwell Awards.

Please attach a copy of your paid conference registration fee, that includes the paid contest entry fee (only conference attendees are eligible to enter the Appy Inkwell Awards contest).

Entry fees can be paid HERE

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