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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sneak Peak at Missouri Writers' Guild Conference Contests

The annual Missouri Writers' Guild Conference always hosts a contest for published works from the previous year for members of the Guild. I'll be posting the categories over the next few weeks.

The big news this year is that different chapters/sponsors are also holding contests open to anyone who has registered and paid for the conference, not just members of the Guild. Entries for these contests can be published or unpublished works.

I'll be doing a series of posts profiling each chapter/sponsor contest, as well as the members-only Guild contest.

There are seventeen different contests open to anyone attending the conference. Entries must be postmarked between January 1 and March 1, 2008, so get them ready but don't send them off until the new year.

The first contest I'll cover is for my chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild, Saturday Writers:

Saturday Writers presents the Flash Fiction Contest: Send us your fiction from 99-500 words. No excessive gore or violence. The entry fee is $5. I will post further details on where to send entry fees later.

Send entries to: Saturday Writers Flash Fiction Contest (Don't start submitting until January 1, 2008)

c/o Tricia Sanders
90 Westwood Trails
Foristell, MO 63348


glasshut said...

Girls and Boys,

I've had a sneak peek and there are a lot of good categories. So get your writing pencil sharpened. And the Flash Fiction contest sponsored by Saturday Writers is a maximum of 500 words. You've got those spare words just sitting around waiting to be used in a story. So on your mark, get ready.......

Remember there is prize money!!

Tricia Grissom said...

She's right. You have to have 500 words somewhere. Polish and produce, people.

glasshut said...

Check you desk drawers, in the cushions of your writing chair. Ladies, dump your purses. Men, turn your pockets inside out. It's only 500 words. Think of how many words you waste every single day.

Did I say there was prize money?

Oh, if you're doing NaNoWriMo, there are no words to spare, so wait until December 1st to do your flash fiction. Then you'll have words to spare.