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Writing Opportunities

The Rockford Review—2015 Summer-Fall Edition


Submit up to three poems, each 50 lines or less, OR one prose piece that is 1300 words or less.

NO THEME.

All members in good standing may have one poem or prose piece published in the 2015 summer-fall edition of The Rockford Review.

Deadline: 4-15-15.

Electronic submissions preferred. Email subs to: editor@rockfordwritersguild.com or snail mail to Rockford Writers’ Guild-PO Box 858-Rockford, IL-61105

Winter Hours Poetry Contest


Submit up to three poems, each 50 lines or less in length, that express the theme WINTER HOURS.

Cash Prizes up to $100, the opportunity to share your winning prose at the April meeting at Severson Dells, and publication in The Rockford Review.

Deadline: 3-15-15

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

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

"Spring Break” Prose Contest

Submit up to 3 prose pieces, each 1300 words or less, that express the theme SPRING BREAK.

Cash prizes up to $100, the opportunity to share your winning prose at the June 2015 meeting at Burpee, and publication in The Rockford Review.

Deadline 5-15-2015.

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.

Deadline 9-15-2015.

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.”

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

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

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

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