The Writers’ Club at Montgomery County Community College is accepting submissions for its 25th Annual Fiction and Poetry Contest through 2 p.m. on March 8. If mailed, entries must be postmarked by March 5. The contest has categories for students as well as community residents for poetry and fiction. Prizes range from $100 for first place to $25 for fourth place in each category.
Entries should be submitted to Associate Professor Patricia Nestler, Parkhouse Hall room 458, Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. Emailed entries will not be accepted.
Guidelines for submitting poetry and fiction are as follows.
Submissions should be typed on 8 ½ x11” paper, and prose should be a maximum of 3,000 words and should be double-spaced.
Name, address, email address and phone number must be typed on a separate title page, along with the category letter (A1 student poetry; A2 student fiction; B1 non-student poetry; B2 non-student fiction). On each subsequent page, the title of the work should be typed in the upper right-hand corner with the last four digits of the phone number from the title page.
The contestant’s name should not appear on any page except for the title page, and all pages should be numbered and clipped together. Contestants may only submit one entry per category.
Winners will be notified by email, and entries will not be returned.