“Saturday Writers” Writing Contest — Deadline Extended to November 10 (postmark)

Posted on November 8, 2010


I just received this notice from my writing group and wanted to pass it along to you all in case you were interested in participating. Pat Wahler’s email is included at the end for questions or inquiries.


The deadline for the 2010 Saturday Writers 9th Annual Short Story Contest has been extended until November 10 (postmark). The complete guidelines are below. 

2010 Saturday Writers 9th Annual Short Story Contest

DEADLINE: November 10, 2010 (postmarked)   Word Limit: 2010 (as in the year 2010)

Contest is open to all writers. Open subject, open genre. (Please, no pornography or gore.)

Prizes: 1st place – $100, 2nd place – $50, 3rd place – $25, 4th place – $15, 5th place – $10. 6-10th places receive certificates. Winners may be invited to submit their story to Cuivre River Anthology.

Entry fee: $7 per story (for non-members) — Maximum of three entries per person (separate fee for each entry)

  • Members of Saturday Writers, OWL, MWG, or other MWG Chapters: $5 per story
  • Checks payable to: Saturday Writers.
  • Short stories only (no poems, essays or articles) must be in English
  • Unpublished at time of submission and the original work of the contestant
  • Contestants retain all rights to their stories
  • Standard manuscript format: 8 1/2 x 11 paper
  • Two copies of each entry
  • Typed and double-spaced on one side of the paper
  • Pages numbered, title of entry on every page
  • Times New Roman 12-point
  • Paper clip pages together (do not staple)
  • No name or other identifying information should appear anywhere on entry
  • Attach a separate cover sheet and include: story title, name, address, e-mail, phone number, and MWG chapter name (if applicable)
  • Do NOT send by certified mail!
  • Mail fee and two copies of each entry, flat, not folded, by November 1 (postmark) to:

2010 Saturday Writers

9th Annual Short Story Contest

c/o Pat Wahler

18 Pershing Lake Drive

St. Peters, MO   63376

Keep a copy of your entry because stories will not be returned.  Winners’ names will be announced during the December Saturday Writers meeting. For a list of winners, visit the Saturday Writers CONTESTS page in December: www.saturdaywriters.org Certificates and prizes will be mailed by the end of December 2010.

Questions? E-mail Pat Wahler, K9friend1@sbcglobal.net


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