Writer's Club

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Rules

All entries must be the original creation of the submitting author. All rights to the entries must be owned by the author and will remain the property of the author. The author gives permission to publish and display the entry on the website and in the book if the entry is selected as a winner or finalist. Multiple submissions from the same entrant are not acceptable unless former entries are disqualified or taken out of the contest by the writer. Editors are not permitted to assist. Winners will be contacted within seven days of the deadline date or at the next meeting. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.

Judges

The main judge will be a Leader, but that Leader may choose one or two members to help.  Judges will remain unbiased and will base the winning piece on staying true to the prompt/topic, creativity, quality, and everything else that makes it whole. Depending on the entries, we may choose an honorary submission as well as an ultimate winner. The winner of the previous contest has the option of judging rather than entering.
 

Submission

Send piece to the main email, [email protected]

Prizes

Besides a pat on the back and unlimited bragging rights, you will receive something in exchange for your effort.  Prizes may vary depending on who wins. For example, we may know you well enough to get something specific right away, or we may ask you what you'd like. Prize budget is $10 per winner. Requests for artwork or a piece of writing from a judge or Leader may be made from the winner and runner-ups. If someone wants to volunteer to host a prize, please email the submission email given for the current contest.
 

Contest #7

"Remind me." 300 word limit. Due mid-May.


EDIT: POSTPONED

Contest #5

Write a story or poem utilizing a well-known cliche! Entrees must be at least one page long (typed) and entered on or before midnight on December 21, 2012. Email your entree to [email protected] or hand a typed copy to either Swellish or Emily. If you do the latter, please keep a copy of your entry on your computer. We will need the file to upload it to the website if you win. Judging for stories and poems will be conducted separately (provided there are enough in both categories); there will be a Best Story winner, a Best Poem winner, and a Best Overall winner. If there is not enough entrees in one category, judging will be conducted as normal.


No participants.

Contest # 3

"How to save a life." Entries must be above 500 words and entered before April 18th, 2012.  Rather than emailing the main email, email [email protected] or hand it to Emily at school.  For brownie points, include a corny joke.  This will not affect the judging, but you might get some candy if it's really, really bad.

WINNER:

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE  by Paige Smith
Prize: Love

RUNNER-UPS:

THE SONG OF A THOUSAND SHADOWS  by Sarah Wellish
Prize: Drawing of something interesting

THE PHONE CALL
  by Alex Marihew
Prize: Drawing of something interesting
 

Contest #6

Include this line: "...but if anyone asks, tell them we're fine."

Must be submitted before midnight on the last day of March, 2013. 


WINNER:

Katherine

Prize: Necklace


RUNNER-UPS:

Layne

Prize: Drawing

Rasheda

Prize: Drawing

Contest # 4

Summer writing contest! You guys are busy over the summer, but you should keep writing. There's a lot of time over break in which to do awesome work, so the contest this summer is just that: Bring in the best piece of writing that you do over the summer. There is no prompt, no word count. Poetry can also be submitted! The entries must be emailed to one of the leaders by the first meeting (August 31, 2012).

WINNER:

INSANITY  by Seb Shafer
Prize: Necklace

RUNNER-UPS:

INCENDIARE by Sarah Wellish
Prize:  Drawing   

UNTITLED by Sophia Wang
Prize:  Drawing

Contest #1

Are you creative enough to write a compelling short, short story?  Can you do it in less than 300 words?  There is no special theme or topic for this contest.  Poetry is not accepted.

WINNER:

CHARIOT OF WINGS by Sarah Wellish
Prize: Dragon figurine

RUNNER-UPS:

RUSSIAN ROULETTE by Emily Nguyen
Prize: Drawing of Spain and Romano

THE STORY OF THE BOY IN THE RAIN by Addy Kraus
Prize: Drawing of Southpark's Kyle

Contest #2

As voted by the club, the prompt is a quote.  "A friend who lies for you may also lie against you."  Interpret however you please, and write a piece over 450 words.  All types of stories will be accepted, but poems must be over 400 words.  Must enter any time from September 21st, 2011, to November 30th, 2011.

WINNER:

THE RESCUE by Emily Nguyen
Prize: Glittery box of fun-that's-not-glittery-because-I-lost-my-glitter

RUNNER-UPS:

ARTIFICIAL ANGELS by Addy Kraus
Prize: Drawings of Princess Addy

INDIAN SUMMER by Kae Bergene
Prize: BBC Sherlock bookmarks