MAY is "Short Story Month" and the Virginia Writers Club is now accepting submissions for the annual SUMMER SHORTS WRITING 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 2016 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
AWARDS: $25 - 1st Place; $15 - 2nd Place; $10 - 3rd Place in each category
Entry constitutes permission to publish the winning poem or 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.
Please put "Summer Shorts" in the subject line of your email to: Linda M. Layne, coordinator