COMPETITION GUIDELINES

 

PRIZES: $500 First Prize, $300 Second Prize, and $200 Third Prize.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open to any College, University or dual enrollment student residing in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach or Monroe counties in Florida.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (NON-COMPLIANCE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION)

  • Only one entry per student.

  • Entries must be in English and submitted in PDF or Word (.doc or .docx) file format.

  • Genre: Short Fiction

  • Original and unpublished submissions only.

  • The maximum word count is 1,000 words.

  • Use the electronic form below (scroll down for the link) to submit your entry.

  • A separate Cover Page is required.

  • Provide identifying information on the Cover Page only.

 

PREFERRED FORMAT

  • Font                 Times New Roman, 12 pt.

  • Spacing            Double-spaced, without justification

  • Margins:           1”

 

THE COVER PAGE MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Title of Submission and Word Count

  • Author’s Name

  • Email address 

  • Student ID Number

  • College or University name

 

JUDGING CRITERIA (JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL)

  • Originality

  • Creativity

  • Use of Language

  • Author Voice

  • Story Development

  • Character Development

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Punctuation

BENEFITS

  • Winners will be announced in Spring of 2022. 

  • Non-winning entries will be returned with feedback, upon request.

  • ***Your entry fee includes student membership through June 30, 2022 in the South Florida Writers Association (SFWA).

 

Upon receipt of your submission, you will be sent a welcome Email outlining all of the benefits of membership in SFWA which include joining critique groups, opportunities to have your writing published in our monthly newsletter, posting to our Member Blog, participating in member readings, and more.

 

***SUBMISSION FEE: $25 - Select  Payment link at the bottom of the Entry Form***