Contest Template

Deadline: Midnight on June 1, 2013

Eligibility: Residents of Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Solano, Lake andMendocino counties

Winners: Announced at Aug. 11, 2013, Redwood Writers meeting

Prizes: 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $75, 3rd place, $35

Submission Fees: CWC Members, $8
Nonmembers, $12

Length: 900-2,000 words  Limit: 2 submissions per entrant

Previously unpublished work only. No online or self-published work. Piece can be a section of a larger work as long as it stands on its own and has not been previously published.

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Format: 12 point font, Times Roman, double-spaced in Word.

Manuscript: Story title. Do not include author name. Paginate your manuscript without your name in header. We must receive both your manuscript and your payment before the manuscript will be forwarded on to the judges.

Submit using the online form below for both online payment and by check. Sorry, no snail mail submissions.

Contest Chair: Malena Elijumaily has been a member of Redwood Writers since 2008. She is on the board of the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime and mostly reads and writes mysteries. Last year, she tried her hand at playwriting for the first time, and her drama, “Special Delivery,” won the Audience Favorite award at the Redwood Writers Second Annual 10 Minute Play Contest.

Questions? Contact: [email protected].


Memoir Contest 2013

Please fill out this form completely to enter the contest and to upload your entry file as a blind submission. You can pay with a check or online. Both options are included in this form. Once you hit SUBMIT, if you are paying by check or Paypal you will be taken to the payment screen. Fill in all *required fields—indicated by asterisk. Thank you for your support!
  • Directions for Paying with Credit, Debit or Paypal

    When you select the credit card/Paypal option, you will be taken to a Paypal page after you submit the form.

    If you are paying by credit card, just look for the "pay with credit or debit card" line on the Paypal page.

    You do not need a Paypal account.

  • Price: $8.00 Quantity:
    Member: Playwriting Contest 2013
  • Price: $12.00 Quantity:
    Non Member: Memoir Contest 2013
  • Please check all *required boxes, and after you submit the form,
    mail the check.

    Mail all checks to: 
    Redwood Writers, P.O. Box 4687, Santa Rosa, CA 95402