Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Saturday Writers 8th Annual Short Story Contest

Today in St. Peters, MO: Partly cloudy, high 81 degrees.

Here's a contest near and dear to my heart, and not just because I'm the contest chair this year. The Saturday Writers 8th Annual Short Story Contest (Short stories only, no essays, poems, or articles).
Deadline: November 1, 2009 (postmarked)
Word Limit: 2009.
Contest is open to EVERYONE. Open subject, open genre. (No pornography or gore.)
Entry fee $7. (Discount for members of Saturday Writers, MWG, or other MWG Chapters: $5 entry fee per story.) Maximum of three entries per person. Checks payable to: Saturday Writers.
Prizes: 1st place - $100, 2nd place - $50, 3rd place - $25. 4-10th Place receive a certificate. For complete details visit the CONTESTS page http://www.saturdaywriters.org/ Certificates and prizes will be mailed by the end of December.

This year's contest judge is Lynn Carney from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Carney has been nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize for literary excellence for a short story and has received many awards for her fiction, including two Dan Saults Awards from OWL; three Crème De la Crèmes from OWFI and Johnson County Texas Writers; a Mainstream Literary award from the 73rd Annual Writer's Digest Competition for a short story, and others. To learn more about Lynn, visit the http://www.saturdaywriters.org/ CONTEST page.
Good luck! Hope to see your name among the winners.

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