Santa Barbara Writers Conference Contests

23 April 2009

The Santa Barbara Writers Conference announces its first annual Writing Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry. Winners in each category will receive a scholarship for tuition to the 2010 Santa Barbara Writers Conference and a grand prize winner will get a scholarship and the opportunity to have lunch with a top agent during the conference.

Fiction entries can be in any genre. Nonfiction can be essay, article or memoir. Fiction and nonfiction entries must be no more than 3,000 words. Poets may submit up to five poems, no more than 15 pages total. Each category will be judged by a team of SBWC workshop leaders and the winners will be chosen from among the finalists by a noted author. You can enter as many times as you like in all the categories. If these guidelines aren’t followed, your entry will be disqualified. The cost is $25 per entry, and the deadline is June 1. The winners will be announced July 20 and celebrated at a special event later this summer.

For fiction and nonfiction, include a cover sheet with author’s name, address, phone number, email address and the title of the submission. For poetry, please include a cover letter with author’s name, contact information and the titles of all the poems submitted. Stories, articles and poems should have no identifying information on them except titles.

Submission deadline June 1

Mail entries along with a check payable to SBWC to:

SBWC Writing Contest,
P.O. Box 6627
Santa Barbara, CA 93160

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