Inland Empire California Writers Club
2011 Short Story, Poetry, Nonfiction Contest
$100, $50, $25
Theme: Lost and Found
Your short story, poem or nonfiction must touch on the theme Lost and
Found in some way.
The 2011 Inland Empire California Writers Club writing contest is open
to all writers. Membership in the California Writers Club is not a
Prizes 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes of $100, $50, and $25 will be
awarded in each of the short story, poetry and nonfiction categories.
Word/line length Short story and nonfiction entries may not exceed
2,500 words. Poetry may not exceed 100 lines (including stanza breaks).
Do not include title in the word or line count.
Entry format Entries must be in English and previously unpublished.
Please type entry
using black 12-point Times New Roman font. Short story and nonfiction
should be double-spaced. Poetry may be single-spaced. All entries
should be on one side only of white 8 ½ by 11 paper.
On a cover page, type your name, address, phone number, email address,
category entered, entry title, and word count (for short story and
nonfiction) or line count (for poetry). Include a separate cover page
for each entry. Please put no other identification on your manuscript.
Entries may mailed to the address below, or emailed to
<lhoopes(at)pomona.edu>. (Replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)
Fees Send a check or money order made payable to Inland Empire CWC,
$10 (U.S. funds) for each short story, poem or nonfiction piece. You
may enter as many categories and send as many entries as you wish.
Entries will not be considered until entry fee has been received.
Deadline All entries must be postmarked or emailed no later than June
30, 2011. Payment for email entries must be postmarked no later than
June 30, 2011.
Winners Winners will be announced at the September 24, 2011 IECWC
meeting at 10:15 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Montclair, CA.
Winners will be notified in advance and asked to email their winning
entry for publication. Winners do not have to attend the meeting to
win. All winning entries will be published in IECWC’s journal, Fresh
Ink, and on the Inland Empire CWC website for up to one year. All
entrants will receive a PDF file of the contest issue of Fresh Ink.
Authors retain all rights.
Submit to: IECWC Writing Contest
California Writers Club
310 N. Indian Hill Blvd. #318
Claremont CA 91711