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  • crwropps@aol.com
    2009 Springfield Writers Guild Annual Literary Contests http://www.swgsite.org/contests.html JIM STONE MEMORIAL AWARD Each of the following three categories
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 15, 2009
      2009 Springfield Writers' Guild Annual Literary Contests

      http://www.swgsite.org/contests.html





      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 single spaced page

      Fiction can use any subject limited to 1,500 words

      Non-Fiction can use any subject limited to 1,500 words


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      Each of the remaining nine categories have four awards:


      $20 First Place

      $10 Second Place

      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 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      Alll entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant.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 m
      ust 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:

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



      For more information: E-Mail <mandybarke(at)yahoo.com> OR
      <jwible(at)sbcglobal.net> (replace (at) with @)



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    • crwropps@aol.com
      2010 Springfield Writers Guild 17th Annual Literary Awards http://www.swgsite.org/2010ContestFlyer.pdf Jim Stone Grand Prize Memorial Awards #1 Poetry any
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 8, 2010
        2010 Springfield Writers' Guild
        17th Annual Literary Awards
        http://www.swgsite.org/2010ContestFlyer.pdf



        Jim Stone Grand Prize Memorial Awards
        #1 Poetry any subject, any form Limit: 1 page, single spaced
        #2 Fiction any subject Limit: 1,500 words
        #3 Non-Fiction any subject Limit: 1,500 words
        Awards for categories #1 - #3:
        1st place - $100 and certificate Two Honorable Mentions and certificate
        ($3 per entry for categories 1-3)
        Prose Poetry
        (Limit of 1,000 words/entry) (Limit of one single-spaced page)
        #4 Essay or Article – Ozarks Related #9 Rhyming – any subject or form
        #5 Short Story – any genre #10 Humorous Verse – any form
        #6 Nostalgia/Reminiscence #11 Free Verse – any subject
        #7 Humor – any subject #12 Haiku – traditional (5,7,5 – nature theme)
        #8 Essay or Opinion Piece
        Awards for categories #4 - #12:
        1st place - $20 and certificate 2nd place - $10 and certificate
        3rd place $5 and certificate One Honorable mention and certificate
        ($2 per entry for categories 4-12)


        1. All entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant.
        2. Do not enter the same prose or poetry in more than one category
        3. All manuscripts must be typed on 81/2 x 11 paper in standard manuscript form. Prose must be double-spaced and
        poetry must be single-spaced. All entries must have a title except the haiku.
        4. Place the category name and number, plus the word count for prose, in the upper left corner of each entry.
        List the poetry form where applicable.
        5. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ENTRY. Include a cover sheet listing ALL entries by category, name,
        number, title, and the first line of the manuscript or poem. Put your name, address, phone number and email address
        on the cover sheet.
        6. Keep all originals; no copies will be returned. No entries/winners will be published.
        7. Winners will be announced and awards given at the October 2010 regular S.W.G. meeting or mailed to those unable
        to attend.
        8. DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2010. SWG is not responsible for lost,
        misdirected, or postage-due entries.
        9. For a list of winners, please include a SASE with your entry.
        10. There is no limit on entries per category. However, no entrant may win more than one award per category entered,
        regardless of the number of entries.
        11. Any entry that does not follow these guidelines will be immediately disqualified without reimbursement.
        Mail contest fees and entries to:
        Dr. Jerry Wible, SWG Contest
        2987 E. Kemmling Lane
        Springfield, MO 65804
        For more information:
        Email: jwible(at)sbcglobal.net or mandybarke(at)yahoo.com (replace (at) with @)
        Phone: Jerry (417) 889-8370 or Mandy (417) 830-7660 Make all checks payable to: Springfield Writers’ Guild Contest.

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      • aejos
        Springfield Writers’ Guild 22nd Annual Prose and Poetry Contest June 15 - September 15, 2015 SpringfieldWritersGuild.org/contests
        Message 3 of 4 , Jun 13, 2015
          Springfield Writers’ Guild
          22nd Annual Prose and Poetry Contest
          June 15 - September 15, 2015
          SpringfieldWritersGuild.org/contests
          https://springfieldwritersguild.submittable.com/submit (online entry link) 
          Divisions and Awards
          Prose and Poetry Division
          Fee $5 per entry. No limit to number of entries, but the same entry may not be entered in more than one category.
          Prose: Maximum 1,000 words, double-spaced
          1 – Fiction, any genre
          2 – Nonfiction, any subject
          3 – Humorous
          Poetry: Maximum one page, single-spaced
          4 – Humorous, any form
          5 – Any subject, any form
          Awards each category 1-5: First Place $50, Second Place $25, Third Place $15, Two Honorable Mentions
           
          Jim Stone Memorial Poetry Division
          Fee $5, one entry per person. Entry must not have been entered in categories 4 or 5.
          Poetry any subject, any form. One page, single spaced.
          Awards this division: First Place $150, Second Place $75, Third Place $50, Two Honorable Mentions
           
          Best of Springfield Writers’ Guild Award
          SWG members who enter any category automatically will be considered for a $100 award at no additional entry fee and in addition to other awards they may receive. This category judged separately.
           
          Bonus for SWG Members: Submit two entries and receive a special link to submit a third entry free of charge. One free entry per member. (Please allow 24 hours after submitting your 2nd paid entry to receive your FREE entry link in your email. If you haven't received your FREE entry link within 24 hours please contact the Contest Chair, Yvonne Erwin, writer716ATgmailDOTcom.
           
          Submission Guidelines
           1.      Read these guidelines carefully. Failure to follow the guidelines may disqualify your entry.
          2.      Contest period is 12:00 a.m. Central Time, June 15, 2015, to midnight Central Time, September 15, 2015. Entries and fees will be accepted only during the contest period and only at www.Submittable.com; see link at
          www.springfieldwritersguild.org/contests.html. Payment by debit card, credit card, or PayPal. Each entry must be unpublished, original work of contestant, and entered in only one category. You keep all rights to your entries; entries will not be published.
          3.      Double space prose, single space poetry. Title each entry except haiku. A list of your entries will be accessible atwww.Submittable.com. Enter the prose word count or poetry form in the box provided. Number prose pages. Do not put your name on entries.
          4.      Once an entry is submitted to Submittable, it will not be extracted or exchanged for another entry for any reason. Writers may resubmit an entry when accompanied by the $5 entry fee.
          5.      Awards will be presented at the Springfield Writer’s Guild meeting, October 24, 2015, or by mail for those unable to attend. For a list of winning entries and judges, visit www.springfieldwritersguild.org/contests.html after October 24, 2015.
           Questions? Contact Contest Chair, Yvonne Erwin: writer716ATgmailDOTcom 

        • aejos
          Springfield Writers’ Guild 22nd Annual Prose and Poetry Contest June 15 - September 15, 2015 SpringfieldWritersGuild.org/contests Enter online at
          Message 4 of 4 , Aug 10, 2015
            Springfield Writers’ Guild
            22nd Annual Prose and Poetry Contest
            June 15 - September 15, 2015
            SpringfieldWritersGuild.org/contests

            Enter online at
            https://springfieldwritersguild.submittable.com/submit
             
            Divisions and Awards
            Prose and Poetry Division
            Fee $5 per entry. No limit to number of entries, but the same entry may not be entered in more than one category.
            Prose: Maximum 1,000 words, double-spaced
            1 – Fiction, any genre
            2 – Nonfiction, any subject
            3 – Humorous
            Poetry: Maximum one page, single-spaced
            4 – Humorous, any form
            5 – Any subject, any form
            Awards each category 1-5: First Place $50, Second Place $25, Third Place $15, Two Honorable Mentions
             
            Jim Stone Memorial Poetry Division
            Fee $5, one entry per person. Entry must not have been entered in categories 4 or 5.
            Poetry any subject, any form. One page, single spaced.
            Awards this division: First Place $150, Second Place $75, Third Place $50, Two Honorable Mentions
             
            Best of Springfield Writers’ Guild Award
            SWG members who enter any category automatically will be considered for a $100 award at no additional entry fee and in addition to other awards they may receive. This category judged separately.
             
            Bonus for SWG Members: Submit two entries and receive a special link to submit a third entry free of charge. One free entry per member. (Please allow 24 hours after submitting your 2nd paid entry to receive your FREE entry link in your email. If you haven't received your FREE entry link within 24 hours please contact the Contest Chair, Yvonne Erwin, writer716ATgmailDOTcom.
             
            Submission Guidelines
             1.      Read these guidelines carefully. Failure to follow the guidelines may disqualify your entry.
            2.      Contest period is 12:00 a.m. Central Time, June 15, 2015, to midnight Central Time, September 15, 2015. Entries and fees will be accepted only during the contest period and only at www.Submittable.com; see link atwww.springfieldwritersguild.org/contests.html. Payment by debit card, credit card, or PayPal. Each entry must be unpublished, original work of contestant, and entered in only one category. You keep all rights to your entries; entries will not be published.
            3.      Double space prose, single space poetry. Title each entry except haiku. A list of your entries will be accessible atwww.Submittable.com. Enter the prose word count or poetry form in the box provided. Number prose pages. Do not put your name on entries.
            4.      Once an entry is submitted to Submittable, it will not be extracted or exchanged for another entry for any reason. Writers may resubmit an entry when accompanied by the $5 entry fee.
            5.      Awards will be presented at the Springfield Writer’s Guild meeting, October 24, 2015, or by mail for those unable to attend. For a list of winning entries and judges, visit www.springfieldwritersguild.org/contests.html after October 24, 2015.
             Questions? Contact Contest Chair, Yvonne Erwin: writer716@... 

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