The first Members Writing Contest of 2022 will open for entries on January 10th and close on February 10th. Get a copy of rules here or See below

All entries must start with the same first line (see below). Develop your story in any genre using that sentence as the first one.
Word count is 2,000 words or less per entry.
$5 entry fee per submission (writers may submit multiple entries in multiple genres).
Entries may be submitted beginning January 10, 2022. Entries close February 10, 2022.
Winners will be announced at the March 3rd meeting.
Entries should be sent via email to starting January 10th.
All contest guidelines must be followed to be eligible to participate.
There must be at least five individual member entries for the contest to be held.
Winning certificates awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and Honorable Mention.
Rules: May write in any fiction genre
Send entry, Word .doc, docx, or pdf, as an attachment to an email
Times New Roman, 12 pt. type
1″ margins all around

Content should be PG-13 or below (no graphic sex, violence, gore, language)
Author name and page number should be included in headers on each page
Pages should be numbered in upper right-hand corner
If entry is disqualified from competing due to rules infringement, no refund of
entry fee will be given.
Submission of an entry gives San Gabriel Writers’ League permission to publish
the entry (if a winner) on the SGWL website for up to three (3) months.
Judges’ decisions are final and may not be appealed.
FIRST SENTENCE: “I opened my eyes and had no idea where I was.”

Members Writing Contest

Entry Fee per submittal


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