Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Good News: Missouri Writers’ Guild Chapter and Sponsor Contest Deadlines Extended

Friends, writers, Missourians, warm up your pens (or keyboards as the case may be).

Unless your name is Julius Caesar, I have some good news.

You don’t need to "beware of the ides of March," but to prepare for the ides of March. And in this case, being ambitious is not a grievous fault.

The entry deadlines for the Chapter and Sponsor contests for the MissouriWriters’ Guild Annual Conference have been extended to the March 15 (The Ides of March).

Contests are open to members of MWG and its state chapters, as well as anyone attending the annual conference in April.

Happy day; the extension gives me extra time to enter my favorite chapter’s contests. Saturday Writers is sponsoring two categories: #7 Flash Fiction and #9 Inspirational Essay.

On the topic of being given second chances, the Writer’s Society of Jefferson County is sponsoring an additional contest not listed on the MWG website. Category #17 is an essay contest on "Second Chances" with a limit of 1500 words. Send your essays for that category to entry coordinator

Anna Wells
10632 St. Andrew's Court
Festus, MO 63028

For a full list of all chapter and sponsor contests, including where to send entries for other categories, visit

All contests have a $5 entry fee.

Note: This extension only applies to the Chapter and Sponsor contests, not the President's contests. (Woops! I already missed that deadline.)

Personal note: If you are eligible to enter, please consider the Saturday Writer’s Flash Fiction and Inspirational Essay contests.

Final note: Apologies to Will Shakespeare for my attempt at humor with Julius Caesar. My granddaughter and I visited the campus of Mizzou this weekend. While we were in Columbia, we ate at Shakespeare’s Pizza. Quick restaurant review: Long wait, great pizza!

Good luck, and happy writing!


  1. Thx Donna for waking me up this morning with this happy news. Then I heard it from Steve the MWG Prez, and then from Jennifer the Saturday Writers Prez. I am sooo relieved. Now I can hope to enter the categories I hadn't already. Two whole weeks! I must not fritter the time.

  2. Hi Marcia,
    You're ahead of me. I haven't submitted anything yet, but I hope to before the deadline.

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