The North State Writers will be accepting entries into the 1st Annual North Writers Short Story contest on _________. Authors and writers will be invited to submit their original, fictional, and unpublished short stories. Entries must not exceed 1000 words. Entry fees for each submission are $___ for CWC members and $___ for nonmembers. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your writing talent and win recognition.

Eligibility requirements:

What to submit: Entries must be original unpublished fiction, typewritten in 12-point Times New Roman font, 1” margins with page numbers in upper right-hand corner, double-spaced, and printed on one side of the paper only. Entries may not exceed 1000 words in length. The author’s name should not appear on the story. Entries are judged anonymously. Each story must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet with the writer’s name, complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, the title of the piece, and the word count. Entries failing to comply with these requirements will result in disqualification. Copyright remains the property of the author.
Who may submit: The literary competition is open to all CWC members and writers whose entry has not been published in any format, including electronic media. There are no genre restrictions. The NSW reserves the right to make the final determination on issues related to published vs unpublished entries.

Submission requirements: Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted at the membership desk at the July or August NSW meeting (scheduled for the 3rd Monday of the month). Writers may submit multiple entries, but each must be accompanied by a separate entry fee and separate cover sheet. No entry confirmation will be given. Entries will not be returned. 

Deadline and Entry Fees: The entry fee is $___ for each entry postmarked by _________ 2016.  Entries postmarked after this date will not be accepted. 
How to pay your entry fee: Entry fees submitted by mail with their accompanying stories may be paid via a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Please make checks payable to North State Writers. 

Announcement of Winners
Winners of the North State Writers 1st Annual 2016 Contest will be posted in our ________ Newsletter and on our website. Only the winning entrants will be notified personally.

All entries and their accompanying entry fees should be mailed to:

   North State Writers Contest

   P.O. Box _______

   Chico, CA

CLOSED (The 1st annual NSW Writing Competition will open this summer)

   Awards & Recognition

  * * * * *

 First Place:  $
   Second Place: $
   Honorable Mention: $

   Winners will be announced and  awards will be presented at         the  North State Writers   “2016” Christmas luncheon in                December.

  Winning entries will be published in
a special 2016 Christmas      edition of the NSW Throughline.

NSW Writing Contest

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  A Branch of the California Writers Club