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41st Annual CWC Contest is Now Closed. Awards posted above.

WHEN: Entries may be made from June 1, 2017, through July 31, 2017.

 

WHO MAY ENTER: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging. You must be 15 years or younger to enter Adventures in Writing.

 

CASH AWARDS: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017, in the Myrtle Wilks Community Center, 1498 IH-20, Cisco, Texas. Additionally, the David Autry Sweepstakes Award is $250; ten other special awards are $50 each. We award noncash prizes only for Adventures in Writing.

 

FEES: $5.00 per entry, except Adventures in Writing, which is FREE (reserved solely for contestants aged 6-15)

 

SELECTED JUDGES, competent in their categories, will be asked, but not required, to critique entries.

 

MANUSCRIPTS must be your original work, unpublished as of May 1, 2017, and must not have placed first previously in this contest. Enter as often as you wish. Submit manuscripts (a) electronically (see orange SUBMIT button below); or (b) mail a crisp, clear, typed copy by midnight, July 31, 2017 CDT. (Formatting rules differ.)

 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS are preferred and must be file type pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, or wpd. (Make sure your file extension matches one of the above.) Credit, debit and PayPal are accepted through our web site, using a secure third-party provider, Submittable.com.

 

ANNONIMITY: DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME IN YOUR MANUSCRIPT, FILE NAME OR FILE PROPERTIES.

 

FORMATTING: Use standard 8.5" x 11" paper, printed on one side only. Margins should be no less than one or more than two inches all around. Please use 12-point Arial, Times Roman or Verdana font. Double space prose; poetry may be single-spaced. Make book synopses brief summaries, covering basic plot or theme and revealing the ending.

 

FIRST PAGE: In upper right corner place the category and word or line count. Put your age if you are entering Category 6, Adventures in Writing. Double space eight times to center title; double space twice more to begin manuscript, book synopsis, or first chapter page. (Center chapter titles two double spaces below book title.)

 

SUCCEEDING PAGES: Title and page number should appear in upper right corner.

 

PAPER SUBMISSIONS may be hand delivered or mailed WITH COVER SHEET (see below) and check or money order (no cash) to Cisco Writers Club Contest, 2301 County Road 169, Cisco TX 76437. Fasten cover sheet and manuscript with a paper clip. DO NOT STAPLE ANYTHING. Mail FLAT. If you cannot pick up your mailed entries at the September meeting, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so any prizes, comments, and your manuscripts can be returned to you after September 7.

 

COVER SHEET (for paper submissions only): In the upper left corner put your name, address, telephone number and E-mail address (if any). In the upper right corner put the name of the category and word count if prose (except books) or line count if poetry. In the middle of the page center the title. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON ANY OTHER PAGE.

 

NOTE: Paper entries will be converted to digital files for the judging process.

 

BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST you grant permission for Cisco Writers Club to use your name, town, contest placement, and/or photograph in our publicity. We may also contact you by mail or E-mail regarding future contests, workshops or other opportunities. You may opt out at any time.

 

RETAIN A COPY of your manuscript(s) for your records. Note: While Cisco Writers Club exercises reasonable precautions, it is not responsible for lost or stolen material.

 

QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME! CONTACT:
Website:               www.ciscowritersclub.org
E-mail:                   contest AT SYMBOL ciscowritersclub DOT org
Phone:                   1-800-588-9675
Mail:                       Cisco Writers Club, 2301 County Road 169, Cisco TX 76437

40th Annual CWC Contest is now CLOSED! Details below.

WHEN: Entries may be made from June 1, 2016, through July 31, 2016.

 

WHO MAY ENTER: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging. You must be 15 years or younger to enter Children Write!

 

CASH AWARDS: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016, in the Myrtle Wilks Community Center, 1498 IH-20, Cisco, Texas. Additionally, the David Autry Sweepstakes Award is $250; ten other special awards are $50 each. We award noncash prizes only for Children Write!

 

FEES: $5.00 per entry.

 

SELECTED JUDGES, competent in their categories, will be asked, but not required, to critique entries.

 

MANUSCRIPTS must be your original work, unpublished as of May 1, 2016, and must not have placed first previously in this contest. Enter as often as you wish. Submit manuscripts (a) electronically (see orange SUBMIT button below); or (b) mail a crisp, clear, typed copy by midnight, July 31, 2016 CDT. (Formatting rules differ.)

 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS are preferred and must be file type pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, wpf, odt, or wpd. (Make sure your file extension matches one of the above.) Credit, debit and PayPal are accepted through our web site, using a secure third-party provider, Submittable.com.

 

ANNONIMITY: DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME IN YOUR MANUSCRIPT, FILE NAME OR FILE PROPERTIES.

 

FORMATTING: Use standard 8.5" x 11" paper, printed on one side only. Margins should be no less than one or more than two inches all around. Please use 12-point Arial, Times Roman or Verdana font. Double space prose; poetry may be single-spaced. Make book synopses brief summaries, covering basic plot or theme and revealing the ending.

 

FIRST PAGE: In upper right corner place the category and word or line count. Put your age if you are entering Category 6, Children Write! Double space eight times to center title; double space twice more to begin manuscript, book synopsis, or first chapter page. (Center chapter titles two double spaces below book title.)

 

SUCCEEDING PAGES: Title and page number should appear in upper right corner.

 

PAPER SUBMISSIONS may be hand delivered or mailed WITH COVER SHEET (see below) and check or money order (no cash) to Cisco Writers Club Contest, 2301 County Road 169, Cisco TX 76437. Fasten cover sheet and manuscript with a paper clip. DO NOT STAPLE ANYTHING. Mail FLAT. If you cannot pick up your mailed entries at the September meeting, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so any prizes, comments, and your manuscripts can be returned to you after September 1.

 

COVER SHEET (for paper submissions only): In the upper left corner put your name, address, telephone number and E-mail address (if any). In the upper right corner put the name of the category and word count if prose (except books) or line count if poetry. In the middle of the page center the title. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON ANY OTHER PAGE.

 

NOTE: Paper entries will be converted to digital files for the judging process.

 

BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST you grant permission for Cisco Writers Club to use your name, town, contest placement, and/or photograph in our publicity. We may also contact you by mail or E-mail regarding future contests, workshops or other opportunities. You may opt out at any time.

 

RETAIN A COPY of your manuscript(s) for your records. Note: While Cisco Writers Club exercises reasonable precautions, it is not responsible for lost or stolen material.

 

QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME! CONTACT:
Website:               www.ciscowritersclub.org
E-mail:                   contest AT SYMBOL ciscowritersclub DOT org
Phone:                   1-800-588-9675
Mail:                       Cisco Writers Club, 2301 County Road 169, Cisco TX 76437

39th Annual CWC Contest is now closed. Please check back next year.

WHEN: Entries may be made from June 1, 2015, through July 31, 2015.

 

WHO MAY ENTER: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging. You must be 15 years or younger to enter Children Write!

 

CASH AWARDS: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, in the Ballroom of the Mobley Hilton, 309 Conrad Hilton Blvd., Cisco, Texas. Additionally, the David Autry Sweepstakes Award is $250; ten other special awards are $50 each. We award noncash prizes only for Children Write!

 

FEES: $5.00 per entry.

 

SELECTED JUDGES, competent in their categories, will be asked, but not required, to critique entries.

 

MANUSCRIPTS must be your original work, unpublished as of May 1, 2015, and must not have placed first previously in this contest. Enter as often as you wish. Submit manuscripts (a) electronically (see orange SUBMIT button below); or (b) mail a crisp, clear, typed copy by midnight, July 31, 2015 CDT. (Formatting rules differ.)

 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS are preferred and must be file type pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, wpf, odt, or wpd. (Make sure your file extension matches one of the above.) Credit, debit and PayPal are accepted through our web site, using a secure third-party provider, Submittable.com.

 

DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON ANY PAGE OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT.

 

FORMATTING: Use standard 8.5" x 11" paper, printed on one side only. Margins should be no less than one or more than two inches all around. Please use 12-point Arial, Times Roman or Verdana font. Double space prose; poetry may be single-spaced. Make book synopses brief summaries, covering basic plot or theme and revealing the ending.

 

FIRST PAGE: In upper right corner place the category and word or line count. Put your age if you are entering Category 6, Children Write! Double space eight times to center title; double space twice more to begin manuscript, book synopsis, or first chapter page. (Center chapter titles two double spaces below book title.)

 

SUCCEEDING PAGES: Title and page number should appear in upper right corner.

 

PAPER SUBMISSIONS may be hand delivered or mailed WITH COVER SHEET (see below) and check or money order (no cash) to Cisco Writers Club Contest, 2301 County Road 169, Cisco TX 76437. Fasten cover sheet and manuscript with a paper clip. DO NOT STAPLE ANYTHING. Mail FLAT. If you cannot pick up your mailed entries at the September meeting, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so any prizes, comments, and your manuscripts can be returned to you after September 3.

 

COVER SHEET (for paper submissions only): In the upper left corner put your name, address, telephone number and E-mail address (if any). In the upper right corner put the name of the category and word count if prose (except books) or line count if poetry. In the middle of the page center the title. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON ANY OTHER PAGE.

 

NOTE: Paper entries will be converted to digital files for the judging process.

 

BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST you grant permission for Cisco Writers Club to use your name, town, contest placement, and/or photograph in our publicity. We may also contact you by mail or E-mail regarding future contests, workshops or other opportunities. You may opt out at any time.

 

RETAIN A COPY of your manuscript(s) for your records. Note: While Cisco Writers Club exercises reasonable precautions, it is not responsible for lost or stolen material.

 

PUBLICATION in our 40th anniversary anthology (title to be determined) may be available HERE, subject to editorial discretion. Pieces must be family-friendly to be considered.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Website:               www.ciscowritersclub.org
E-mail:                   contest@ciscowritersclub.org
Phone:                   1-800-588-9675
Mail:                       Cisco Writers Club, 2301 County Road 169, Cisco TX 76437

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