Member Contest

The contest is closed. Winners will be announced at the November 4th meeting


An opportunity to enter and win in the SGWL Writing Contest.

All entries must start with the same first line (see below). Develop your story in any genre you choose using that sentence as the first one.

Word count is based on this year so maximum of 2,021 words per entry.

$5 entry fee per submission (writers may submit multiple entries in multiple genres).

Entries may be submitted beginning September 15th. Entries close October 15th.

Winners will be announced at the November 4th meeting.

Entries should be sent via email to starting September 15th.

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 will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and Honorable Mention.

Rules:            May write in any fiction genre

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


                    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

FIRST SENTENCE:  If only (I/he/she) hadn’t bought the red one.

                    All judges’ decisions are final and may not be appealed.