Writing Contest 2017

We can't wait to read the entries for the annual SFR Writing Contest! Send us your fiction and nonfiction work on the theme "Take it Back." Enter one or both categories for a chance to win cash prizes worth up to $100 and gifts from local businesses, and best of all, be published in our Nov. 29 issue. Entry fees help support our journalism.

Courtesy Hawthorne Books
Photo by Sergio Salvador

This year's contest judges are Ariel Gore (fiction) and Hampton Sides (nonfiction).

The Rules

  1. Entries must be made on the contest website beginning Oct. 1 and before midnight on Nov. 5. A $10 fee applies.
  2. Entries should not exceed 1,800 words, must be submitted digitally and previously unpublished. Paid contributors to SFR in the last year are not eligible.
  3. Writers must submit their name, physical address, email address, phone number and the submission title in the online form. No cover letter please. No author name on the submission itself.
  4. Fiction entries must include a form of each of the words: racket, sweetened and dotard.