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    Southern Illinois Writers Guild Contest http://www.jalc.edu/activities/siwg/contests.html Entries are open to all persons over 18 years, or enrolled in
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      Southern Illinois Writers Guild Contest
      http://www.jalc.edu/activities/siwg/contests.html

      Entries are open to all persons over 18 years, or enrolled in post-secondary
      education.

      Prizes:
      1st Place $100; 2nd Place $50; 3rd Place $25, in each category. Honorable
      Mentions as determined by judges. Winners will be published in the Writers Voice,
      the SIWG anthology, unless authors request otherwise. Winners will be
      notified by mail in September, 2008.

      Entry Fee:
      Five dollars per entry, maximum of three entries per author. Check or money
      order only, no cash. Make checks payable to: John A. Logan College. Entries not
      enclosing the fee or following the rules will be discarded.
      Entry Rules
           1.     Fiction - Any subject or genre.
      Nonfiction - Biography, memoir, article, or essay on any topic.
      Poetry - Any style or topic.
      (Please, no explicit sex or excessive violence.)
           2.     Original work of the entrant; unpublished at time of submission.
           3.     Page limit - Up to eight pages for Fiction and Nonfiction, one or
      two pages for Poetry.
           4.     Format - Standard manuscript format (8-1/2" x 11" paper, typed
      and double-spaced, 1" margins,12-point Times New Roman, pages numbered and title
      of entry on every page). Poetry may vary margins and spacing as needed.
           5.     Two copies of each entry.
           6.     Cover sheet for each entry, with contestant's name, address,
      category (Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry) and title of entry. Author's name should
      appear only on the cover sheet, not the manuscript. Optional - Provide email
      address for winner notification; brief bio to include with publication.
           7.     All winners must supply social security numbers in order to
      collect a cash prize. Please do not supply your SSN until you are notified that you
      have won a cash prize. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
      Judging:
      Judges will be announced

      Mailing Instructions
           1.     Postmarked no later than May 1, 2008.
           2.     Mail flat, not folded, with sufficient postage. Do not send by
      certified mail.
           3.     Optional - include a SAS postcard for verification that your
      entry was received.
           4.     Send to:
      John A. Logan College
      Attn: Student Activities C109
      SIWG Contest Entry
      700 Logan College Rd.
      Carterville, IL 62918


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