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  • crwropps@aol.com
    2009  Springfield Writers Guild  16th Annual Literary Awards    http://www.swgsite.org/contests.html    JIM STONE GRAND PRIZE MEMORIAL AWARD    Each
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 6, 2009
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      2009 
      Springfield Writers' Guild 
      16th Annual Literary Awards 
       
      http://www.swgsite.org/contests.html%c2%a0
       
      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        • Alll entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant.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. 
        • Make all checks payable to the Springfield Writers' Guild Contest 
      MAIL CONTEST FEES AND ENTRIES TO: 
       
      Dr. Jerry Wible, SWG Contest 
      2987 E. Kemmling Lane 
      Springfield, MO 65804 
       


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    • crwropps@aol.com
      2011 Springfield Writers’ Guild 18th Annual Literary Awards http://www.swgsite.org/Contest_2011.pdf JIM STONE GRAND PRIZE MEMORIAL AWARDS #1 Poetry
      Message 2 of 3 , Jun 25, 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
      • crwropps@aol.com
        2012 Springfield Writers’ Guild 19th Annual Literary Awards Go to http://springfieldwritersguild.org/files/Contest_2012_Guideline_form.pdf for contest
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 11, 2012
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          2012 Springfield Writers’ Guild
          19th Annual Literary Awards


          Go to
          http://springfieldwritersguild.org/files/Contest_2012_Guideline_form.pdf


          for contest guidelines. Categories in poetry. fiction and nonfiction.






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