by Diane VanDyke
The Writers’ Club at Montgomery County Community College is accepting submissions for its 27th Annual Fiction and Poetry Contest through 2 p.m. on March 5. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Feb. 28. The contest has categories for both poetry and fiction for MCCC students, as well as for alumni/faculty/staff /community residents. 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 8.5 x11-inch paper; 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 MCCC student poetry; A2 MCCC student fiction; B1 non-student poetry; B2 non-student fiction). MCCC student ID should also be added for categories A1 and A2. 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.
For information, call 215-641-6369.