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Below is a list of writing contests that have supplied us with information.
The Ojai Art Center Literary Branch 75-word writing contest. Cash prizes plus invited reading. Deadline in February. Complete guidelines at www.ojaiartcenter.org/literary.html.
The John Steinbeck Award for the Short Story. $1000 award. This contest is sponsored by REED Magazine at San Jose State University. Deadline in December. Complete guidelines and entry form at www.steinbeck.org.
National Writers Union Poetry Competition. $500 award. Sponsored by the National Writers Union, this contest seeks original unpublished poetry. Submit any number of poems on any subject, one poem per page, double spaced. Deadline in December. Complete guidelines and entry form at www.nwu.org.
Writer's Digest Writing Competitions. Cash prizes in 10 categories. Complete guidelines and entry form at www.writersdigest.com/.
Bluecat Screenwriting Competition. Winner receives $10,000. Deadline in July. Complete guidelines and entry form at www.bluecatscreenplay.com/.
Ventura County Writers' Club Annual Short Story ContestWinners: first place $500; second place $250; and third place $125 . Deadline in September. Guidelines at www.venturacountywriters.com/.
The Central Coast Writers Branch poetry and short story contest . Poetry and short stories. Winners receive $250. Deadline in January. Complete guidelines at www.centralcoastwriters.org/.
California Coastal art and poetry contest . Poetry contest for California students (k-12). Winners receive $100 bookstore gift certificate. Deadline in January.. Guidelines at www.coastforyou.org.
Santa Barbara Independant (weekly newspaper) Memoir Writing Contest . 750 words or less. Deadline in January. Send submissions and a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org Winners will be published in the newspaper.
Tethered by Letters (literary magazine) Literary Competition . Deadline in July. Complete guidelines and entry form at tetheredbyletters.com.
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