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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

7th Annual Saturday Writers' Short Story Contest 2008

Submission Guidelines:

DEADLINE: Postmarked by September 15, 2008

ENTRY FEE: $5 per entry, maximum of three entries. Submissions without entry fee or inadequate fee will be discarded or returned to contestant if SASE is provided.

PRIZES: 1st Place $100

2nd Place $50

3rd Place $25

4th Place – 10th certificates


Open subject, open genre. (No pornography or gore.)

Unpublished at time of submission, original work of contestant.

Standard manuscript form: 8 1/2 x 11 paper, typed and double-spaced, pages numbered and title of entry on every page, 12 point Times New Roman.

No more than 2,008 words, excluding title.

Two copies of each entry, paper clips only—no staples.

Cover sheet for each story, with contestant’s name, address, phone number, email (if you have one), and title of entry. (Name may only appear on cover sheet, not manuscript.)

Postmarked no later than September 15, 2008. DO NOT SEND BY CERTIFIED MAIL!

Mail flat, not folded, with sufficient postage to:

Saturday Writers 2008 Short Story Contest

c/o Tricia Sanders

90 Westwood Trails

Foristell, MO 63348

Checks payable to: Saturday Writers.

Top ten winners may be given the opportunity to have a story included (one-time rights) in Saturday Writers’ literary anthology, published the following year.

Contest is open to everyone, both members of Saturday Writers and non-members. For a list of winners, check our website: after October 31, 2008.

Decision of the judges is final. Not responsible for lost or misdirected entries. Winners will be announced in the Saturday Writers newsletter. Manuscripts will not be returned.

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