Shirley Lee Contest Rules

  1. There is no entry fee, but only paid up members of the club are eligible.
  2. The deadline for entries is the May meeting.
  3. Only one entry per member is allowed, with a limit of 2,500 words (excluding headers).
  4. Any form of writing is acceptable - serious or humorous, prose or verse, fact or fiction.
  5. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with a legible font of your choice.
  6. Pages should be numbered and carry only the title (NOT THE AUTHOR'S NAME) on top of each page.
  7. A separate cover page should show your name, address, phone number, and any available e-mail address, as well as the title and word count of the manuscript.
  8. Entries will be identifiable by number only. A recognized authority on creative writing will be chosen as an impartial, independent judge to select the three best entries (optionally an honorable mention).
  9. Winners will be announced at the June picnic and will read their stories. (Names are to be kept secret until then.)
  10. The first-place winner will be honored with a traveling trophy (a plaque with engraved winners' names) and a $80 cash prize. Second place will be presented with a certificate and $60. Third place will receive a certificate and $40.

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2015 Contest

Shirley Lee Contest

  • Theme: "Mischief."
  • Deadline: May 3, 2016