Chattanooga Writers Guild Has Flash Fiction Contest

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Chattanooga Writers Guild is hosting the 2013 Flash Fiction Contest.  The deadline for entries is March 20.

The first prize is $100, second prize is $50 and third prize is $25. 

Here are the guidelines:

Contest is open to anyone over the age of 18 with the following exceptions: members of the CWG board of directors, contest committee, and their families.
1.     Manuscripts may not be edited after they are sent.
 
2.     Manuscripts will not be returned but may be withdrawn if an email letter is sent requesting withdrawal and clearly stating the title of the piece.
Authors should not consider a manuscript withdrawn until receiving confirmation from CWG.
 
3.     Manuscripts must be unpublished. They may not be self-published. CWG retains first publication rights. Winning entries will be published in the CWG Newsletter and on its Webpage.
 
4.     Type in a clear black twelve-inch font on light background. Manuscripts should be single-spaced and double-spaced between paragraphs. No manuscript should exceed 1500 words.  Your name or other identifying information must not appear on the manuscripts. Manuscripts will be coded for judging.
 
5.     Include a cover sheet with each entry that lists the title of your flash fiction story at the top. Beneath it, list the following contact information: author’s name, author’s pen name (if applicable), author’s mailing address, email address, phone number, number of words of the manuscript, skip five spaces and then provide a bio of fifty words or less.
 
6.     Entry fees must be sent through PayPal. Go to the CWG webpage www.chattanoogawritersguild.org for payment.  CWG Members may submit one entry free. Subsequent entries are $10. The entry fee for nonmembers is $15. Subsequent entries are $10. Please note on the manuscript if it is a second or third or fourth, entry.
 
7.     Submissions must be emailed on or before March 20,  2012. Your subject line should state your last name followed by CWG Flash. Cut and paste your manuscript into an email addressed to MarshaMathewsCWG2013@yahoo.com.
 
8.     Winners will be notified in a timely manner by phone or email and announced in the CWG online newsletter and on the webpage.  Do not contact CWG board members or contest committee members regarding the status of the contest.
 
9.     CWG is not responsible for loss of manuscripts or electronic glitches.
 
10.                      We value each submission and understand the degree of work put into your stories. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide feedback on your work. We encourage you, if you have not already done so, to join one of the many small writing groups available through the CWG, some of which provide opportunities for online feedback.

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