The National Excellence in Storytelling (NEST) Contest – Open for Entries and Judges! #NESTContest2022


The Second Annual National Excellence in Story Telling (NEST) Contest (formerly NRCA/IDA) – NOW open for entries and judging!!

If you have a novel or short work published in 2020 or 2021 you are eligible to enter.

  • Now open for entries and judging applications.
  • Sponsored by Central Region Oklahoma Writers (CROW)
  • Entry Deadline:   March 22, 2022
  • Winners to be announced on or around  June 29, 2022

~ Seven categories with two winners in each category–one for novels and one for short stories/novellas.

~ Prizes: First place winners will receive…

* A lovely customized engraved award

* One free month of promo with Author Promo Pal Marketing Services

* Your book/win shared to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

* Featured in a ‘winner’ trailer that will be shared on Social Media and on this website

* Winners and finalists will receive certificates.

~ FEES: $25 for novels, $20 for shorts.

(Entries are PDFs and must have an original publication date of and must have been for sale in 2020 or 2021)


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