No-fee writing contest slated

AMSTERDAM — The Foothills Arts Council is sponsoring a no-fee creative writing contest, co-sponsored by the Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St. The entries will be accepted from Aug. 10 to Oct. 12, according to a news release.

There will be three categories of writing to be judged: Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, to be judged by Dan Weaver, columnist, non-fiction; Bill Nelson, Amsterdam High School teacher, fiction; Judith Prest, poet and Foothills member, poetry.

The prizes for three participants in each category: Publication in FAC’s Inspired, Creative Writing Anthology, on the arts council website, two copies of Inspired, and a reading at its launch party at the Amsterdam Free Library, date to be determined.

The winners will be announced on Dec. 12.

For a full set of submission guidelines go to:

By Kerry Minor

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