Saturday, June 11, 2011

Springfield Writers' Guild 2011 Writing Contests

Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, the Springfield Writers' Guild has a contest for you. There are 11 contest categories; two of the 11 are for members only, but the other nine are open to everyone.

Entry fees range from $2-$3
Prizes in the top three categories are up to $100 and certificates.
Other prizes are more modest ($5-$20).
Deadline October 1 - so you have lots of time to enter.
Winners announced October 22.

Here are the complete guidelines.

And here's a list of winners from 2010.

Good luck!


  1. Hi Donna, thanks for your supportive words on my blog. I hope the magazine does do the article, it really would be a nice accomplishment - to know that I had reached the point where I could write an article about writing for one of the "big two" writing magazines! It was also nice to know that I had reached the point where my resume was strong enough for them to agree to assign me a full feature on the first go-round. It feels like such progress. I'll check out the writing contest you posted - you never know! I posted a couple on my blog too if you want to check them out.

  2. Hi Melissa,
    That is great news for you!
    Thanks for posting a comment and being a regular visitor.

  3. Thanks for the info, Donna! And also for your comment on my blog today. I'm glad you liked my post and the quotes.

  4. As always, thanks for your generosity in sharing opportunities with other writers.

  5. This is a great contest. I entered some haikus last year and was shocked when a very nice certificate and a check arrived in the mail!!

  6. Hi Clara,
    You are so welcome. Good luck if you enter.

    Hey Becky,
    You got it, girl!

    Hey Tammy,
    I saw some familiar names, including yours, among the winners. Congratulations! I didn't know you wrote poetry, but I'm not surprised you won. You are such a good writer!


  7. Thanks for posting this, Donna! With a deadline that far away, maybe there's hope for me (if I don't forget!).

  8. Thanks Donna, I think I will check these out!


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