Attention writers of all genres. Check out the 2012 San Mateo County Fair Writing Contest, open to all writers inside AND outside of California. The deadline for receipt of entries is April 16, 2012. Most of the writing contests have monetary prizes, just waiting to be won. The entry fee for adults is $10 per entry submitted online. This year, each entry will be included in a published anthology if the author permits. The launch party for the anthology will be on Sunday, June 10, 4:30 - 6:30 pm near the Literary Arts Stage at the Fairgrounds.
ATTENTION ALL WRITERSWe invite you to include your work in our first published collection!
“CARRY THE LIGHT” – THE SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR LITERARY ANTHOLOGY 2012 will be published by Sand Hill Review Press.
Be part of the 2012 literary anthology and you will be a published author in a 6×9 soft cover trade paperback that will be available for public purchase at the fair, as well as Amazon.com! Every entrant will have at least one piece published; all winning entries will be included, even if a writer has won multiple awards.
NOTE: If you do not wish to be included in this anthology, you must click the designated box on the entry form.
Carry the Light of 2012 is the published anthology of short story, poetry, essay, and sponsored contest submissions. Themes range from free form poetry to science fiction short stories to personal essays, all of which tell a story. Do you have such a story to share?
In exchange for being published by Sand Hill Review Press in a soft cover trade paperback available for public purchase, writers will authorize their work to be printed without compensation, and will retain all ownership rights. Writers are invited to participate in local promotions and book signings.
New this Year
Because we are publishing an anthology, we prefer entries to be submitted in a .doc or .docx file but you will not be excluded if you don’t have access to the Internet. See General Literary Contest Rules for all entry requirements.
Note: We also offer a cover art contest for this anthology in the fine arts dept. PREORDER NOW! A limited number of books will be available during the fair for the special promo price of $10.00 (deadline May 9, 2012). Preorder now on the guidebook entry form or fair website to ensure your copies at the sale price; regular price will be $12.00 plus tax and shipping, and order will take approx 7-10 days.
There will be an Anthology Book Signing Event (day and time tba on our website, you do not need to purchase a book in order to attend.
NOTE: In order to print this book in time, our new entry deadline for all literary entries is April 16, 2012
WATCH THE SAN MATEO COUNTRY FAIR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS: https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts
(Note: Under “contests,” click on “general entry form” or “online entry.” The fee for each writing entry is $10, except in the case of youths entering special contests for youths, for which the entry fee is $1. The additional $4 processing fee per entry does not apply for online entries.)
So enter and get published. You DO NOT need to live in San Mateo County to enter. Entries from all areas are welcome, inside AND outside of California.
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