Fall Writing Contest

First Call for the Writers of Kern 2017 Fall Writing Contest.

Eligibility: The contest is open only to new or renewing members of Writers of Kern, who pay their current dues on or before August 31, 2017.

Genre: Creative Nonfiction

Theme: Three (3) items, pillow, paper cup, and screen door, must be integrated into a creative nonfiction piece.

Word Count: 1,200 word

Email Submissions Only.

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Prizes: 1st Place: $200. 2nd Place: $100. 3rd Place: $50.

Format Guidelines:

  • Submission may not exceed 1,200 words.
  • Manuscript double spaced, 10 or 12 pt. font (New Times Roman), 1″ margins (top, bottom, left, right), number pages in upper right hand corner beginning on first page.
  • File format MS Word (doc, docx, or rtf).

Submission Procedure:

  • Email two (2) copies of your entry.
  • The first (Identity) copy should have the title, author name, contact information, and page number in upper right of header.
  • The second (Blind) copy must have title and page number ONLY in upper right of header.
  • Remember, you are emailing two copies of your submission: one that identifies you as the writer, and one that is a “blind” copy that does not identify the writer.
  • Email your submission no later than September 30, 2017 to submissions@writersofkern.com.

Email submissions only.  All other submissions will be rejected.

Winners will be announced at the Winter Dinner, Saturday, December 9th, 2017.