Monday, September 26, 2011

Contest Announcement from Saturday Writers - Deadline November 1, 2011

Saturday Writers 10th Annual Short Story Contest is open for entries from all writers.

Need not belong to Saturday Writers to enter
DEADLINE: November 1, 2011 (Postmarked)
Word Limit: 2011 (as in the year 2011)
Prizes: 1st place: $100, 2nd place: $50, 3rd place: $25 (4th through 6th places receive certificates.)
Entry fee: $7 per story, Maximum of three entries per person (separate fee for each entry, but may be included in one check)
(Discount fee for members of Saturday Writers, the Missouri Writers'  Guild, or chapters of the Missouri Writers' Guild - $5 per story.)
*Checks payable to Saturday Writers
* Short stories only (no poems, essays or articles)
* No pornography or gore
* Must be written in English
* Entry must be unpublished at time of submission and the original work of the contestant (unpublished includes not published on a blog or other internet site)
* Contestants retain all rights to their stories
* Standard manuscript format: 8 1/2 x 11 paper
* Send two copies of each entry
* Typed and double-spaced on one side of the paper
* Pages numbered, title of entry on every page on entry
* Attach a separate cover sheet and include: story title, name, address, e-mail, phone number, and MWG chapter name (if applicable)
* Do NOT send by certified mail!
* Mail fee and two copies of each entry, flat, not folded, by November 1, 2011 to:
Saturday Writers
10th Annual Short Story Contest
P.O. Box 2093
St. Peters, MO 63376
* Keep a copy of your entry because stories will not be returned.
* Winners' names will be announced during the December Saturday Writers meeting.
* Certificates and prizes will be mailed by the end of December 2011.


  1. Will spread the word, Donna! Love how y'all do the word count. ;-)

  2. Hey Cathy,
    Thanks for spreading the word.

  3. Hi Donna - That $7.00 entry is right up my alley. :) Am I correct that there is no theme?

  4. Hi Lisa,
    Yay! I agree the entry fee is affordable.

    You are correct there is no theme.

    Good luck!


  5. Hi Donna, thanks for posting this. I was just getting ready to ask other blog writer friends to post it, too. Same wavelengths!

  6. Hi Donna, I also just finsihed posting on the SW blog about our meeting last Saturday, complete with photos! So glad you were able to attend at least part of it!

  7. Hi Becky2,
    You are welcome.
    And me too.


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