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Tales From the Fire

December 12, 2007

Does it sound scary? Well, it need not be. The Southern California Writers’ Conference slated for Presidents’ Day weekend in San Diego includes a special writing contest this year: Tales From the Fire. Contestants will write their best nonfiction accounts of the recent wildfires in southern California:

Entries will be judged by a five-member panel. A first place winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded by the judges. The first place winner will receive a complete SCWC package (lodging not included) to either our 6th Annual Los Angeles or 23rd Annual San Diego event. The winners will be announced Sunday evening at the conference.

Content Rules:

  1. Composition must relate to the events surrounding what are known as the San Diego wildfires of 2007.
  2. One entry per registered conferee.
  3. Entry must not exceed twenty pages, double-space 12 pt.
  4. Entry must be received by the SCWC no later than February 1, 2008.
  5. Mail five hardcopies of entry in one envelope to: SCWC, 1010 University Ave., #54, San Diego, CA 92103.

By submitting an entry into the contest, you agree to allow the SCWC the non-exclusive option to publish your entry on its website, or in a possible conference anthology at a later date.

Please note that the contest deadline is entirely its own. Regular advance submissions for professional readers at the conference must be received by SCWC no later than January 12, 2008.

–bd

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