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  • aejos
    2008 Springfield Writers Guild Annual Literary Contests JIM STONE MEMORIAL AWARD Each of the following three categories will have a $100 first place prize
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 1, 2008
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      2008 Springfield Writers' Guild Annual Literary Contests

      JIM STONE MEMORIAL AWARD

      Each of the following three categories will have a $100
      first place prize winner and two honorable mentions. All
      winners will receive a certificate. There is a $2 fee for
      each entry. See Guidelines Section for full details.

      Poetry can use any subject and any form limited to one page
      Fiction can use any subject limited to 1,500 words
      Nonfiction can use any subject limited to 1,500 words
      ______________________________________________________

      Each of the remaining nine categories have four awards:

      $20 First Place
      $10 Second Place
      $5 Third Place
      Honorable Mention
      There is a $1 fee for each entry.

      Prose:
      Prose entries are limited to 1,000 words

      Essay or Article -- Ozarks Related
      Short Story -- Any Genre
      Nostalgia/Reminiscence
      Humor -- Any Subject
      Essay or Opinion Piece
      Poetry:
      Poetry entries are limited to one page

      Rhyming -- Any Subject and Any Form
      Comic Verse -- Any Form
      Free Verse -- Any Subject
      Haiku -- Traditional (5 -- 7 -- 5 with Nature Theme)
      Guidelines for Entries:

      Alll entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant.
      Do not enter the same prose or poetry in more than one category.
      All manuscripts must be typed on 8 1/2 X 11 paper in standard manuscript form.
      Prose must be double spaced.
      Poetry must be single spaced.
      Except for Haiku, all entries must have a title.
      Place the category name and number, plus the number of
      words (for prose) in the upper left corner of each entry. List
      the poetry form where applicable.
      DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ENTRY. Include a cover
      sheet listing ALL entries by category name and number, title,
      and the first line of the manuscript or poem. Put your name,
      address, phone number and e-mail address on the cover sheet.
      Keep all originals, no copies will be returned. No entries or
      winners will be published.
      Winners will be announced and awards given at the October,
      2008 regular SWG meeting or mailed to those unable to attend.
      DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked no later than
      October 1, 2008. SWG is not responsible for lost, misdirected, or postage-due entries.
      For a list of winners, please include a SASE with you entry.
      No limit on entries per category. However, no entrant may win
      more than one award per category entered, regardless of the number of entries.
      MAIL CONTEST FEES AND ENTRIES TO:

      M J Becco, SWG Contest
      3025 N East Ave
      Springfield, MO 65803

      For more information: E-Mail MJBecco(at)hotmail.com
      (replace (at) with @)
      OR
      SWG website: www.swgsite.org
    • aejos
      2009 Springfield Writers Guild 16th Annual Literary Awards http://www.swgsite.org/contests.html JIM STONE GRAND PRIZE MEMORIAL AWARD Each of the following
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 28, 2009
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        2009 Springfield Writers' Guild
        16th Annual Literary Awards
        http://www.swgsite.org/contests.html

        JIM STONE GRAND PRIZE MEMORIAL AWARD

        Each of the following three categories will have a $100
        first place prize winner and two honorable mentions. All
        winners will receive a certificate. There is a $3 fee for
        each entry. See Guidelines Section for full details.

        Poetry can use any subject and any form limited to one single spaced page
        Fiction can use any subject limited to 1,500 words
        Non-Fiction can use any subject limited to 1,500 words
        ______________________________________________________

        The entry fee for each of the remaining nine categories is $2. There will be four awards:

        $20 First Place
        $10 Second Place
        $5 Third Place
        Honorable Mention
        Certificates will be awarded for all winners.

        Prose:
        Prose entries are limited to 1,000 words

        Essay or Article - - Ozarks Related
        Short Story - - Any Genre
        Nostalgia/Reminiscence
        Humor - - Any Subject
        Essay or Opinion Piece
        Poetry:
        Poetry entries are limited to one single spaced page

        Rhyming - - Any Subject and Any Form
        Comic Verse - - Any Form
        Free Verse - - Any Subject
        Haiku - - Traditional (5, 7, 5 - - Nature Theme)
        Guidelines for Entries:

        Alll entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant.
        Do not enter the same prose or poetry in more than one category.
        All manuscripts must be typed on 8 1/2 X 11 paper in standard manuscript form.
        Prose must be double spaced.
        Poetry must be single spaced.
        Except for Haiku, all entries must have a title.
        Place the category name and number, plus the number of
        words (for prose) in the upper left corner of each entry. List
        the poetry form where applicable.
        DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ENTRY. Include a cover
        sheet listing ALL entries by category name and number, title,
        and the first line of the manuscript or poem. Put your name,
        address, phone number and e-mail address on the cover sheet.
        Keep all originals, no copies will be returned. No entries or
        winners will be published.
        Winners will be announced and awards given at the October,
        2009 regular SWG meeting or mailed to those unable to attend.
        DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked no later than
        October 1, 2009. SWG is not responsible for lost, misdirected, or postage-due entries.
        For a list of winners, please include a SASE with you entry.
        No limit on entries per category. However, no entrant may win
        more than one award per category entered, regardless of the number of entries.

        MAIL CONTEST FEES AND ENTRIES TO:

        Dr. Jerry Wible, SWG Contest
        2987 E. Kemmling Lane
        Springfield, MO 65804

        For more information: E-Mail <jwible(at)sbcglobal.net> (replace (at) with @)
      • aejos
        2011 Springfield Writers Guild 18th Annual Literary Awards http://www.swgsite.org/Contest_2011.pdf JIM STONE GRAND PRIZE MEMORIAL AWARDS #1 Poetry
        Message 3 of 4 , May 27, 2011
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          2011 Springfield Writers' Guild 18th Annual Literary Awards
          http://www.swgsite.org/Contest_2011.pdf

          JIM STONE GRAND PRIZE MEMORIAL AWARDS

          #1 Poetry Any subject, any form Limit: 1 page, single spaced
          #2 Fiction Any subject Limit: 1,000 words
          #3 Non-Fiction Any subject Limit: 1,000 words

          Awards: 1st Place - $100 and Certificate Two Honorable Mentions and Certificates
          (Fee: $3.00 per entry)

          PROSE POETRY
          (Limit: 750 words) Limit: one single-spaced page)

          #4 Short Story, any genre # 8 Any Specific Form (except free verse), any subject
          #5 Nostalgia/Reminiscence # 9 Humorous, any subject, any form
          #6 Humorous #10 Free Verse, any subject
          #7 SWG Members Only: #11 SWG Members Only, any subject, any form
          Essay/Opinion Piece

          Awards: 1st place $20, 2nd place $10, 3rd place $5, one Honorable Mention, plus Certificates
          (Fee: $2.00 per entry)

          ENTRY GUIDELINES
          1. All entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant. Do not enter the same prose or poetry
          in more than one category.
          2. First place winners from 2010 may not enter the same category in 2011 but may enter all others.
          3. All manuscripts must be typed on 8 ½ x11" paper in standard manuscript form. Prose must be double-
          spaced and poetry single-spaced. All entries must have a title (except Haiku, which is always untitled).
          4. Place the category number and name (plus the prose word count) in the upper left corner of each entry.
          State the applicable poetry form. Number and staple prose pages. Paperclip multiple entries together for
          one category.
          5. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ENTRY. Include one typed cover sheet with your name, address,
          phone number and email address. List ALL entries by category number, name, title and first line.
          6. Keep all originals; no copies will be returned. No entries will be published.
          7. There is no limit on entries per category as long as fees for each entry are submitted. (It is possible to win
          more than one award in the same category.)
          8. Winners will be announced and awards given at the October 22, 2011, regular SWG meeting or mailed to
          those unable to attend.
          9. DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2011. SWG is not responsible for
          lost, misdirected or postage-due entries.
          10. For a list of winners, include a SASE with your entry.
          11. Any entry that does not follow these guidelines will be disqualified without reimbursement.
          12. Make check payable to Springfield Writers' Guild.

          Mail contest fees and entries to For more information: www.swgsite.org
          Dr. Jerry Wible, SWG Contest email: <jwible(at)sbcglobal.net> or <lar1111(at)sbcglobal.net>
          2987 E. Kemmling Lane Phone: Jerry Wible (417) 889-8370 or
          Springfield, MO 65804 Lee Ann Russell (417) 866-0638
        • AllisonJ
          Contest guidelines: http://www.springfieldwritersguild.org/files/2013SWG_Contest_Guide.pdf 20th Annual Writing Contest: Poetry and Prose Categories postmark
          Message 4 of 4 , Aug 21, 2013
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            Contest guidelines:

            http://www.springfieldwritersguild.org/files/2013SWG_Contest_Guide.pdf

            20th Annual Writing Contest: Poetry and Prose Categories

            postmark deadline: September 30, 2013
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