The Virginia Writers Club’s Spring Shorts Contest is being renamed the Summer Shorts Contest and is being moved a bit later in the year than the previous Spring Shorts contest. Please read the guidelines listed below for more information.
Note: Only members of the statewide Virginia Writers Club who have paid their membership dues for 2013 may enter the contest.
Fiction - A short story not to exceed 1,200 words
Non-fiction - A personal essay not to exceed 1,200 words
Poetry - Any form not to exceed 30 lines
The e-mail should be sent to contest coordinator Gary Kessler at firstname.lastname@example.org. An acknowledgment of receipt will be sent; if you don’t receive one, recheck.
AWARDS: $25 - 1st Place; $15 - 2nd Place; $10 - 3rd Place in each category
Entry constitutes permission to publish the winning essay in a future edition of a Virginia Writers Club publication or on the Virginia Writers Club website. Acceptance of the prize money constitutes waiver of any and all further compensation for first publication rights. Remaining rights are the property of the author. Authors retain all rights to non-winning entries.