Monthly Writing Contests

Calling all SFWA Members! 

We accept works from all genres:

Poems, haiku, short stories, essays, personal essays, or one chapter of a book.

Submissions must be received no later than one week prior to our monthly meeting.  Late submissions will be held over for the next month. Winners will be announced at the meeting and will be presented with a beautiful certificate.

First place winner has access to $20 toward submission of the winning work to a national contest. Writer must show the contest director the contest submission form and claim the $20 from the treasurer within 60 days of award date.

Submission fees:

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

Fee is $5 for any piece of more than 10 pages.


Submit to Jeffrey Dorn,

Contest Director, via email at, or provide in person at a meeting.


January 2020

Theme: Stories about Siblings


February 2020

Theme: Treasure--Lost or Found? 


March 2020

Theme: Religion--Positive or Negative? 


April 2020

Theme: Mistaken Identity


May 2020

Theme: Military 


June 2020

Theme: The Pandemic


July 2020

Theme: True Love 


August 2020

Theme: Feuding Neighbors


September 2020

Theme: Orphans


October 2020

Theme: Horrible Monsters and Beasts


November 2020

Theme: TBA

Additional Publishing Opportunities

Poets & Writers Magazine

Access several writing, grants and poetry contests, sponsored by the

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. For more info, contact Nina Romano  poetry editor at

Writer's Market

To enter the contests you need to log in or sign up for for a Writer's Market account. 

Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for

 Saturday, March 6, 2021  

(Delivery: Virtual)

10:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M.

Remote, login information will be emailed to all members and guests. 
We will return to our regular meeting location (below) after the COVID-19 pandemic... Stay safe, everyone!

Pinecrest Library

5835 SW 111 STREET

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