2014 Contest Rules. Download Guidelines and entry forms.
CALLING ALL WRITERS AND POETS!
Gulf Coast Writers Association 2014 Writing Contest
FOR BEST FICTION, NONFICTION, AND POETRY
July 1 through December 31, 2013
AWARDS OF 100 DOLLARS OR MORE IN EACH CATEGORY
Once again, the Gulf Coast Writers Association takes great pleasure in encouraging writers from Southwest Florida to enter the Gulf Writers Association Writing Contest. Original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will be awarded prizes of 100, 50 and 25 dollars for first, second and third place in each category. The contest is open to members and non-members.
Fiction and nonfiction works must be no more than 1500 words. Poetry is limited to 40 lines or less.
The contest will be open for submissions on July 1, 2013 and deadline for submissions is December 31, 2013. Winners must be present to receive their awards at the March 22, 2014 meeting.
The contest will help GCWA fulfill its goal of assisting Southwest Florida writers to stimulate and improve their skills. GCWA expects a high level of contest participation.
For further information, e-mail Ken Feeley at email@example.com
2013 contest winners: Read the winning entries from the Ft. Myers Magazine here.
First Place - Jan Niemann, "My German Pen Pal"
Second Place - Carmine Lombardo, "Love in the Lily Pad"
Third Place - Denise Holbrook, "A Christmas Song"
First Place - Gary McLouth, "The Big Tree"
Second Place - Patricia Sheehy, "I Just Want to Know"
Third Place - Martha Jeffers, "Cole's Barn"
First Place - Joan Heller Winokur, "The Bridge"
Second Place - Mary Beth Lundgren, "Study in Gray"
Third Place - Alan Coulter, "Dear New York Times Best Selling Author"
The winners will be published in the Ft. Myers Magazine summer edition and later on the GCWA website.