$1,000.00 in total prize money!
First place entry to be published in
Palm Springs Life Magazine.
*Celebrity Judge: Maggie Downs, M.F.A. Former newspaper reporter, currently freelance writer and marketing consultant.
Submissions accepted beginning January 1, 2016
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MARCH 9, 2015
Must be a current PSWG Member to participate.
*If you are a non-member and would like to enter the contest, please fill out an online Membership Application to qualify for entry. Membership fee must be recieved before submission.
If you fail to comply with the rules you will be disqualified. Disqualified applicants and non-winners are not reimbursed application fees.
All Members must login to enable registration and complete the short story online payment application.
Contest Entry Fee: $20.00 first story; $15.00 each additional story entry.
1. Each submission must be accompanied by a contest entry form.
2. Online Submission Only! Submit story/stories as Word document(s). Any other file format will be disqualified.
3. Format: double-spaced, 12 point, Times Roman or Times New Roman font.
Word Count: 3,500 word maximum including title.
4. Must appear on each page:
5. Author’s name MUST NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript.
- title of story
- page number
- word count of manuscript
6. Short Story manuscript submissions must be an original, unpublished (print or electronic), work of fiction and an un-posted, non-previous prize winner.
ONLINE SUBMISSION DETAILS:
Step 1: Click "Register" button, submit online application and follow prompts for payment.
Step 2: After successfully completing application & payment, an automatic email will be sent with further electronic (email) instructions for story submission.
At contest conclusion, manuscripts will be deleted. Critique of your work will not be provided.
Judging: The stories are judged on plot, setting, character development, use of dialogue, and mechanics. Participating writers may consult the Judging Criteria Guide for reference.
Questions? Please contact Kathy Bjork: