Contests


THE JANUARY MEMBERS WRITING CONTEST WINNERS!

FIRST PLACE – “Gone” by Kris Thompson

SECOND PLACE – “Cactus Kid to the Rescue” by D. A. Featherling

THIRD PLACE – “The Island Bird” by Linda Marie

HONORABLE MENTION – TIE:

          “Taking Time to Say Goodbye” by Sidney W. Frost

          “Blink…Blink” by Kenneth F. Stubert

**CLICK ON THE TITLE TO READ THE AUTHORS STORY**



The next Members Writing Contest of 2022 will open for entries on APRIL 11th and close on May 7th.

RULES can be found HERE or as listed below:

All entries must start with the same first line and end with the same last line (see below). Develop your story in any fiction genre you choose using those sentences.

Word count is 2,500 words or less per entry.$5 entry fee per submission (writers may submit multiple entries in multiple/same genres).

Entries may be submitted beginning April 11, 2022. Entries close May 7, 2022.

Winners will be announced at the June 2nd Open Mic meeting. First through third place winners will read their winning entries at that meeting.

Entries should be sent via email to sgwlcontact@gmail.com starting April 11th.

If you have not received an email confirming your submission has been received, please contact dafeatherling@gmail.com and ask about it.

All contest guidelines must be followed to be eligible to participate.

There must be at least five entries (by five different persons) for the contest to be held.

Winning certificates awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and Honorable Mention. Judges will receive anonymous entries.

Send entry as an attachment to an email (either Word .doc or .docx ONLY)

Double-spaced.

Times New Roman, 12 pt. type

1″ margins all around

Content should be PG-13 or below (no graphic sex, violence, gore, language)

Page number ONLY in the upper right-hand corner of the header on each page.

No title pages, please

No refund if entry is disqualified due to rules infringement.

Submission of an entry gives San Gabriel Writers’ League permission to publish winning entries on the SGWL website for up to three (3) months.

Judges’ decisions are final and may not be appealed.

FIRST SENTENCE:

What do you pack when you have four minutes to leave?

LAST SENTENCE:

But, boy, there’s a big part of me that wants to give it a shot.

Questions prior to submission should be directed to sgwlcontact@gmail.com


Members Writing Contest

Entry Fee per submittal

$5.00


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