Louise Stewart Contest

Deadline is annually the first Thursday of each April.

The Louise Stewart Contest accepts an original essay, memoir, article, or poem on a specified topic that changes each year.

The 2014 topic - Tell of an experience in your life or the life of a friend that would make a great movie.

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CONTEST RULES

  • Entrants must be current dues-paying guild members or join at the time their entry is submitted.
  • Each writer may submit only one entry.
  • Entries should not have been submitted previously to the guild's contest, nor published anywhere. The entry can be submitted to other contests or be submitted for publication at the time of entry.
  • Entry fee is $5. Fees are payable by check or money order and made payable to the San Antonio Writers' Guild or with cash when brought in person to the meeting.
  • Entries may be submitted to the contest coordinator in person at the April guild meeting or mailed to the guild's post office box address. Mail entries must be postmarked no later than Thursday, April 3, 2013.
  • No late entries will be accepted.
  • Awards will be announced at the June meeting.
  • There are no separate categories for essays, memoirs, articles, or poems. All will be judged in the same category.
  • Word limit is 1,000 words.

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2014 topic - Tell of an experience in your life or the life of a friend that would make a great movie.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

  • Submit two copies of each entry, typed and double-spaced on white 8.5" x 11" paper, pages numbered. The entry consists of the entry form which serves as the cover sheet (with your name, address, phone number, and optionally your email address as well as the title), and the manuscript itself.
  • Entry envelopes with forms are available at guild meetings or from the contest coordinator.
  • Do not fold or staple the entries.
  • The title must appear in the upper right corner or upper left hand corner of each page.
  • The author's name must not be on any page except for the entry form.
  • Place both copies of the entry in an entry envelope with the completed entry form and the contest fee.
  • Manuscripts are returned to entrants who attend the June meeting.
  • If you want your entry returned by mail, please provide a SASE with your entry.

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2014 Topic: Tell of an experience in your life or a friend's life that would make a great movie.

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