The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC, once again has asked that we share details of their upcoming literary contest, Hard Times Writing Contest. The Writers’ Workshop uses contests, including this one, to raise funds, much as the Guild uses our anthology as our fundraiser. Because the Writers’ Workshop and the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild have similar missions, we agreed to assist in making a broader audience aware of their contest.
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).
Multiple entries are accepted. Your name, address, email, and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee is $25 ($20 for Workshop members) for up to three entries.
All contest entries will be returned with judges’ comments. Authors retain all rights.
Awards for all contests:
1st: Choice of a 2-night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 50 pages (or 10 poems) line-edited and revised by our editorial staff
2nd: Choice of a 1-night stay at our B&B, 2 free workshops, or 35 pages (or 8 poems) line-edited
3rd: Choice of 1 free workshop or 25 pages (or 5 poems) line-edited
Up to 10 Honorable Mentions!