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April 2, 2018 all-day

3rd Annual New Deal Writing Competition

The New Deal Writing Competition is a short story competition where the writer is asked to use a painting chosen by the staff of GVCA as inspiration for their short story.

This year’s painting is “Old North Church” by Thomas Cole shown below:


  1. Entrants must be 18+ years of age
  2. Submissions must be postmarked or emailed by April 2, 2018.
  3. Email entries to betsy@gvartscouncil.org in WORD doc format


  1. Mail them to Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, 4 Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris NY 14510 USA.
  2. There is a $5.00 submission fee per piece submitted, up to three (3) pieces.
  3. The submission fee may be paid via PayPal on our website, livingstonarts.org, or by check. Please make all checks out to Genesee Valley Council on the Arts and mail them to 4 Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris NY 14510 USA.
  4. Entrants may submit up to three (3) pieces.
  5. Must be previously unpublished.
  6. All entries must be 10,000 words or less.
  7. This is an international competition however; prize money will be awarded in US dollars.
  8. Because this contest uses “blind judging”—that is, the author’s name is withheld from the judges until the contest is complete—please omit personal information (such as author name or contact details) from the manuscript. Entries with any part of the author’s name or contact details in the manuscript will be disqualified.
  9. That being said, please include one cover sheet for each submission which includes, Title, Author, Address, Phone Number, Email Address. This will be for office use only and not given to the judges.
  10. There are no genre restrictions.