Belonging to MWG is not a requirement to enter.
All submissions must be previously unpublished.
Prose should be double-spaced in 12-point Times Roman.
Poetry may be single-spaced.
Entry Fees: $7 for each fiction or short story submission.
$3 for each poem submitted.
Checks payable to Missouri Writers’ Guild.
Writers may submit more than one story per category.
Up to three poems may be submitted in an individual submission.
Stories may be any length up to 1,000 words.
Poetry should be no longer than 50 lines, including title.
Include your name, contact information, title(s) of your story, stories or poems included in the submission on the first page of your submission.
Please include the CATEGORY for each work.
Your name should not appear on the work you submit.
No violence, profanity or derogatory humor.
Entries will not be returned.
Fiction Suitable for Children: Jody Feldman, the author of The Gollywhopper Games, a Texas Bluebonnet Award book and Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Honor book, and The Seventh Level, winner of the 2011 Missouri Writers’ Guild “Show Me” Best Book Award.
Short Story: Harvey Stanbrough, a former US Marine who was born in New Mexico, seasoned in Texas, and baked in Arizona. He is a National Book Award nominated poet, a writer and writing instructor.
Poetry: John Han, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. An award-winning poet, he has authored three poetry volumes: Little Guy Haiku, Chopsticks and Fork, and Thunder Thighs.
Send entry fees and entries by November 15, 2011 to: