04/01 deadline for Contest: In the Time of the Butterflies writing contest

Date: Deadline March 15, 2014 Time: by midnight Number of sessions: CONTEST Members: $5 Nonmembers: $10 Location: submit by email to submissions@sandiegowriters.org after registering here with BUY NOW button


Your submission should be in reaction to the reading/viewing of

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

particularly the theme of how briefly  life flashes and is gone.

Top SDWI winners will be published in our blog and have their work featured in a performance in mid-April, read by the actors of Write Out Loud.

SDWI length guideline maximums are:

Flash Fiction: 750 words or less

Poetry or Monologue: 750 words or less

Shorter submissions are both acceptable and encouraged.

You may only submit one piece for this contest.

Contest fees:  $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

You may submit one piece and must register for the contest using the BUY NOW button above, paying your fee.  Then you may email your submission in an email to Submissions@sandiegowriters.org.

The submission should be an attachment as a pdf or Word document and should not have your name or other identifying information other than title.  In the email, please give us your name, contact info, and title of the work.

You must be 25 or older and have some connection to San Diego County to submit, whether you are a current resident, have been one in the past, or visit to take courses at SDWI from elsewhere.

All your pieces will be submitted as separate attachments in Word files or pdf. Do NOT include any identifying information (i.e. your name, address, phone number, email, NOTHING that could identify you) in the file title or on the manuscript as manuscripts are read blindly.   Send attachment to submissions@sandiegowriters.org

Click on the Buy Now button to see the registration form and pay the fee.  If you are logged into our system, and have used it before, it will already have your address and other contact info and know if you are a member.  Please select the correct fee and payment type.  If you need to mail us a check, please send it in before the deadline for the contest.

WRITE OUT LOUD, our partners, have a contest for those ages 12-24 years old.  Please see their page for more information.