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Writing Opportunities

Electronic submissions preferred. Email subs to: editor@rockfordwritersguild.com

or mail to Rockford Writers’ Guild - PO Box 858 - Rockford, IL 61105

Summer “Tan or Burn” Poetry Contest:

Submit up to 3 poems, each 50 lines or less, that express the theme TAN OR BURN.

Cash prizes up to $100, the opportunity to share your winning prose at the September 2015 meeting, and publication in The Rockford Review.  Contest is open.

Deadline 8-15-2015.

 

 

2016 Winter-Spring Edition of The Rockford Review:

Submit up to three new, previously unpublished poems (50 lines or less) OR one new prose piece (1300 words or less) to be considered for publication in the 2016 winter-spring edition of The Rockford Review. No theme. Contest is open.

Include your bio, 50 words or less.

Writers will be notified by November 15, 2015 if they provide a SASE or email address. Writers will receive a $5 stipend per published piece, publication in The Rockford Review, and a contributor copy of the journal.

Deadline: October 15, 2015.

 

 

“Fall Anniversaries” Prose Contest Rules:

Submit up to three prose entries that are each 1300 words or less. Prose must interpret the theme Fall Anniversaries. Contest is open.

Cash prizes up to $100. Winning entries will be published in The Rockford Review. Winners will be announced in the June 2015 RWG newsletter.

Deadline:  November 15, 2015.

 

 

“Winter Weddings” Poetry Contest Rules:

Submit up to three new poems, each 50 lines or less. Poems must express the theme Winter Weddings. Contest is open.

Cash prizes up to $100. Winning entries will be published in The Rockford Review. Winners will be announced in April 2016 RWG news-letter.

Deadline:  March 15, 2016.

 

 

Electronic submissions preferred. Email subs to: editor@rockfordwritersguild.com

or mail to Rockford Writers’ Guild - PO Box 858 - Rockford, IL 61105

Free Proofreading from Ed Grosek

Mail manuscript to Ed Grosek at 1025 Reynolds Road - Apartment R-11- Johnson City, NY 13790.

Ed will snail mail his responses back to the author.

He reminds authors to “expect suggestions and some mild criticism.”

BOOK CONTEST

RWG Press CASH WINNERS:

2014 Contest Winner:

If A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words by Rhonda Parsons

 

2013 Contest Winner:

Threshold by Mike Bayles

 

2012 Contest Winner:

Zak and the Mystery Girl--A Young Adult Adventure/Fantasy by Candace Murrow

 

2011 Contest Winner:

The Cabbage Hunter--Stories and Poems by Jim Swierzynski

 

2010 Contest Winner:

The Day Mel Quit Dreaming and Other Stories, by Candace Murrow

Murrow

 

2009 Contest Winner:

The Disappearance of Dawn, by Jude McCanse

2016 Winter-Spring Edition of The Rockford Review
No theme. Submit up to three new, previously unpublished poems (50 lines or less) OR one new prose piece (1300 words or less) to be considered for publication in the 2016 winter-spring edition of The Rockford Review. Open. Deadline: October 15, 2015. Include your bio, 50 words or less. Writers will be notified by November 15, 2015 if they provide a SASE or email address. Writers will receive a $5 stipend per published piece, publication in The Rockford Review, and a contributor copy of the journal.
“Fall Anniversaries” Prose Contest
Rules: Submit up to three prose entries that are each 1300 words or less. Prose must interpret the theme Fall Anniversaries. Contest is open. Deadline is November 15, 2015. Cash prizes up to $100. Winning entries will be published in The Rockford Review. Winners will be announced in the June 2015 RWG newsletter.
“Winter Weddings” Poetry Contest
Rules: Submit up to three new poems, each 50 lines or less. Poems must express the theme Winter Weddings. Contest is open. Deadline is March 15, 2016. Cash prizes up to $100. Winning entries will be published in The Rockford Review. Winners will be announced in April 2016 RWG news-letter.

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