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Monthly Writing Contests

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Hi there, SFWA members,

 

Carole Ramsay, our new Contest Director. has unfortunately had to step down for health reasons. She underwent major surgery last month and is still recovering,  We wish her well. 

 

We are now actively looking for a new Contest Director. To make it easier, your Board is considering a number of options to make that person's task easier. We will keep you apprised of developments, on this page, and in the newsletter. 


If you are interested in the position, please contact Morton Laitner.



Submissions must be received no later than our monthly meeting. Winners will be announced at the following  monthly meeting and will be presented with a beautiful certificate. 


First place winner may also claim a prize of up to $25 toward the entry fee for submission of the winning work to any major contest of the author's choosing, national or international. Winner must show the contest director the contest submission receipt to claim the $25 from the treasurer within 60 days of award date. We do not publish winning entries without the author's consent, to preserve its "unpublished" status for contest submission.

Submission fees:
One article $3, two articles $5, and three articles $7.

Fee is $5 for any piece of more than 10 pages.  All entry fees are non-refundable.

The topic for November is STORYTELLING, in honor of NaNoWriMo. (National Novel Writing Month).
 

New topics and prompts will be posted soon.


 

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November 2023:

STORYTELLING

(In honor of NaNoWriMo)

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December 2023:

TBD

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January 2024:

TBD

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February 2024:

TBD

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March 2024:

TBD

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April 2024:

TBD

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May 2024:

TBD

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June 2024:

TBD

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July 2024:

TBD

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August 2024:

TBD

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September  2024:

TBD

Additional Publishing Opportunities

Poets & Writers Magazine

Access several writing, grants and poetry contests.

Database provided by Poets & Writers Magazine. 

Writers Digest Contest

For a variety of different contests with numerous deadlines and genre. Tips and other resources are also included. 

Bridle Path Press

The publication is seeking submissions to publish on the website--short poems. 

Bedford Competition

The Bedford Competition 2023 is still accepting submissions for short stories and poetry. The competition is open until the 31st October. This year’s prize money has increased and the entry fees stayed the same as last year. We are a not-for-profit organisation and your entry contributes to our donations to local and international charities.To see the terms, submission process and competition rules Go the website

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