Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Space Coast Wrtiers' Guild Short Story Contest

Space Coast Writers Guild
Short Story Contest
January, 2013
The Space Coast Writers Guild is sponsoring a short-story fiction adult writing contest. Entries will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2012, and there is a $20 entry fee. First, second, and third place prizes of $100, $75, and $50 will be awarded at the Cocoa Beach Writers’ Conference, Jan. 26-27, 2013. Entries are limited to 2500 words, must be original and not previously published. Submissions must be on 8 ½ by 11” paper with one-inch margins and font size of 12. Mail entries to SCWG, P.O. Box 262, Melbourne FL 32902. For more information, see SCWG.org.
BASIC INFORMATION
  • Judges will be members of Space Coast Writers Guild.
  • The contest is open to all writers.
  • Story must be original and not previously published.
  • No poetry, children’s stories or young adult.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.
  • No entries will be returned.
  • Erotic subjects not acceptable.
  • Three prizes of $100, $75, and $50.
  • Awards made at Cocoa Beach Writers’ Conference, Jan. 26-27, 2013.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  •  Submissions will be by mail to SCWG, P. O. Box 262, Melbourne FL 32902.
  • Winning entries will be requested to provide an electronic copy.
  • Entries received after Dec. 31, 2012, will not be accepted.
  • The $20 entry fee must be made by check included with the entry.
  • Checks that do not clear will invalidate the entry.
  • Submissions not meeting format guidelines will not be considered.
  • Invalid or late entries will be shredded and the entrant notified by email.
  • Author identification on title page only (to be removed during judging).
FORMAT
  • 8 ½ X 11” white paper, 1 inch margin on all sides
  • Double spaced, single sided
  • Typed in Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier font, size 12
  • No more than 2500 words
  • No staples, folders or cover sheets, except title page as described below
  • No pictures or illustrations
  • Page numbers at bottom center
  • Title on first page of story, centered
TITLE PAGE CONTENTS
  • Title of Story
  • Author Name
  • Author Address and Email, and Telephone Number
  • The statement “The Space Coast Writers Guild has permission to use the author’s name, photo, story title and the right to edit/publish the story in any publication associated with the Guild, electronic or print.”

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