The Springfield Writers’ Guild of Springfield, Mo., proudly announces it 20th annual Prose and Poetry Competition coming up with a deadline Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.

Cash prizes totaling over $900 will be awarded. The competition is open to all writers everywhere, and there is no limit to the number of entries.

An entry fee must accompany each entry. Entry fees are $3 or $4, depending on the category. Entries must be original and unpublished. Nine categories include poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

For the first time this year it will be possible to send entries in by email as well as regular mail.

Contest guidelines are available now at the guild’s website, or this link or send your request by email to State in the email if you’d prefer to receive guidelines by postal mail for which you’ll need send along a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Toni Somers
SWG Contest Chair