Southern Christian Writers Conference contest ready for your submissions

Southern Christian Writers Conference contest ready for your submissions

Providing inspiration and instruction for aspiring and published writers of faith, the Southern Christian Writers Conference (SCWC) has brought writers together since 1991. 

SCWC offers an annual workshop and other writing events, and is recognized as one of the best conferences in the nation. SCWC added The Alabama Baptist as an official partner in 2018.

The upcoming workshop will be June 7–8 at First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa. Along with inspirational speakers and breakout sessions, the winners of the SCWC Writing Contest will be announced at the conclusion of the event. 

Works of nonfiction, fiction and poetry by SCWC members (individuals who have attended at least one workshop in the past two years or who are registered for the 2019 workshop) may enter.

Works eligible for the 2019 contest must have been published between May 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019. They must fit into one of the following five categories: (1) Nonfiction Magazine Article, (2) Newspaper Article, (3) Short Story (fiction), (4) Poetry or (5) Letter to the Editor.

You may submit no more than one entry in any one category. Short stories and poems must have been published in a newspaper or magazine or have been included in a published (but not self-published) book. The publications in which the entries appeared may be either religious or secular and either printed or online.

To enter the contest send a photocopy of the entire work as it appeared in the publication and a photocopy of a page (such as the table of contents or cover) that shows the publication’s title and date. An accompanying letter must show your name and tell what category (Magazine Article, Newspaper Article, Short Story, Poetry or Letter) you are entering.

The deadline (postmark) for entering the contest is May 10, 2019.

Send entries to: SCWC Writing Contest, P.O. Box 1106, Northport, AL 35476.

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