University of Southern Indiana
Manuscripts & Deadlines

Manuscript Requirements

Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and the author's full name should appear on every page. An identical copy should be brought to NHWW. Different writing samples may be submitted for scholarship consideration and for the workshops. NHWW staff will copy your workshop manuscript for workshop leaders and for all members of each workshop. The NHWW committee is not responsible for lost or damaged manuscripts. 

Poetry – Maximum of five poems, no more than ten pages total

Fiction – Maximum of 15 pages

Creative Nonfiction – Maximum of 15 pages

In respect to the 15 page maximum for fiction and creative nonfiction, manuscript excerpts are fine.  


The scholarship application and manuscript deadline is April 30th.

Manuscript submissions for workshops should be sent by May 15th.

The remaining balance of registration fees are due June 2nd as well as the requests for partial fee refund (the $100 registration fee cannot be refunded). 

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