Submit your poetry, creative nonfiction, or fiction for a chance to attend the 11th annual San Miguel Writers' Conference free of charge. Three writers will be awarded a “Full Conference Package” (Feb 10-14, 2016) as well as have their housing paid for during the conference.
Submission Deadline: November 2, 2015.
Eligibility, Contestants: The contest is open to anyone writing in English who has not yet published or self-published a book that has sold over 1,000 copies in the genre of application. Faculty and administrators of the San Miguel Writers' Conference are not eligible to submit to the writing contest. Previous winners of the writing contest cannot submit and win a second time.
Eligibility, Work: Work submitted must be unpublished. Work may be simultaneously submitted elsewhere, but if it is published or accepted prior to the judging, it will be disqualified from the competition.
Entry Fee: An entry fee of $30 must be paid for each submission.
Submission Format: The submission and payment process is entirely electronic. No paper manuscripts can be accepted.
Multiple Submissions: Applicants may submit multiple applications in one or more genres. However, each application must be complete with entry fee. Each submission must be uploaded separately.
Submission Limits and Format: Prose submissions should not exceed 5,000 words and must be double spaced. Prose submissions may be excerpts from longer works or a complete story or stories, so long as the length limit is adhered to. Poetry submissions should not exceed 5 pages and may include a maximum of 3 poems. The author's name must not appear anywhere in the work, including in headers or footers. Submissions must be in the form of a .doc .docx .odt or .pdf.
Acknowledgments: Each applicant may follow the progress of his or her entry on the Submittable site. Each applicant will be emailed the results of the contest, around the beginning of December, 2015.
Publication: The San Miguel Writers’ Conference reserves the right to publish winning entries on their website. Winners will be expected to forward a short bio and head-shot to the San Miguel Writers’ Conference.
The Award: “Full Conference Package” fee waivers, including housing, will be granted to one writer in each of the following genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Transportation to San Miguel de Allende is not provided. The conference attendance portion of the prize is valid only for the specific year of the contest and may not be transferred or exchanged.
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