Contests

THE SGWL’S FALL WRITING CONTEST IS IN THE WORKS. OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

ENTRIES ACCEPTED SEPTEMBER 1st THROUGH OCTOBER 15th

CONTEST RULES:

OPEN TO ALL SGWL MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

  • 2500 words or less; any genre. PG-13 or below.
  • Times New Roman, 12 pt., double-spaced, 1” margins all around.
  • Number pages in upper right-hand corner. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME on the manuscript pages. A separate cover page should be submitted giving the author’s name, the title of the story, author’s email address, and word count for the entry.
  • Fees for entering are as follows: SGWL members – $5.00 per entry. Non-members – $10.00 per entry. (A non-member may join first [$25 per year] and pay the member fee of $5.00 instead of $10.00). An individual may enter as many times as they wish, but a fee must be paid for each entry submitted. A button on the “Contests” page allows payment in advance. (If for any reason, an entry does not qualify to be part of the contest, no refunds will be made, and the entry will not be allowed).
  • Judges will read and score all entries. Certificates will be awarded to top 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and an Honorable Mention at the September 1st SGWL meeting. In case of ties, both authors will be declared winners and receive a certificate for that place. Judges’ decisions are final and may not be appealed.
  • Contestants must be 16yrs of age or older.
  • Submission of an entry gives San Gabriel Writers’ League permission to publish the entry (if a winner) on the SGWL website.
  • Entries should be mailed to: sgwlcontact@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: October 15, 2022

SPECIAL OFFER:

If an entrant wants to have a professional editor/author critique their first 5 double-spaced pages, a limited number of critiques are available on a first come, first serve basis, for an additional fee of $15.00 for one critique per author. See payment block below. Critiques will be made online, using the “Track Changes” function of Word. Regardless of the length of the entry, the editor will only review the first five (5) double-spaced pages.

DISCLAIMER: The number of critique spots available are limited, first come first served. The critiques will be made by a professional editor and should be considered to be only that individual’s opinion and not that of SGWL or its representatives. SGWL cannot discuss results of such critiques with the author, that is between the critiquing editor and the entrant. Payment for a critique should be submitted at the same time as the regular entry payment and submission. You will be notified if you obtain a critique with the editor. If all critique spots are already filled, your $15 critique fee will be refunded.


SGWL MEMBERS CONTEST ENTRY

Entry Fee per submittal

$5.00


NON-MEMBERS CONTEST ENTRY

Entry Fee per submittal

$10.00

CRITIQUE OF CONTEST ENTRY

Entry Fee for Critique (one per person)

$15.00

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