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Island Writers

Written Word Entry Rules

ISLAND WRITERS (Z)

Superintendent: Boyd Pratt

info@sjcfair.org

Premiums:

Prize money will be awarded to Adults (18 and older) and Young Adult (11-17) only. All youth (10 and under) who enter their writing will receive a special ribbon. Premiums TBD.

RULES:

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN

JULY 17, 2020

1. Limit of four entries per person.

2. All entries must be written by the entrant, original in 2019/2020 and unpublished.

3. Please submit five copies (not necessary If emailing) of each entry for judging purposes. The title should be at the top of the first page of each copy. Your name should not appear on these copies.

4. Include one title page per entry that includes

• title

• word count (prose) or line count (poetry),

• class and lot

• your name

• age group (adult, young adult: 11-17, youth: 10 and under)

• address

• phone number and/or e-mail address

5. Creative nonfiction may include writing such as essays, memoirs, literary journalism, narrative history, and travel writing.

6. Any entries exceeding the established word or line count for the lot in which it is entered in may not be judged.

7. Mailed entries must be typed on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper in 12pt font. Prose must be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced.

8. Entries can be mailed, emailed or uploaded to our website at www.sjcfair.org/onlineentry through our online entry system.

Class I: Prose

Lots:

1. Short fiction -- 1,500 words or less

2. Creative nonfiction - any subject - 1500 words or less “2020: A Fair Odyssey"-750 words; creative nonfiction or fiction

3. New Language - 750 words or less text, tweet, rap format

Class II: Poetry

Lots:

1. Poetry, rhymed - 50 lines or less

2. Poetry, unrhymed - 50 lines or less

3. Fair theme: "2020: A Fair Odyssey" - 50 lines or less, may be rhymed or unrhymed

Class III: Lot I Writing for Children

Special Rules:

1. Short fiction only

2. 1000 Words or less

3. Appropriate themes, topics, and language for children

4. Target audience - children aged preschool to 8 years

5. Do not include illustrations of any kind

MAIL ENTRIES TO:

Island Writers, SJC Fair, POB 1094, Friday
Harbor, WA 98250

Postmarked by

July 17th, 2020

ENTER ONLINE AT www.sjcfair.org/onlineentry and upload your pdfs in our online entry form!

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