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SouthWest Writers Contest and Conference Deadlines

SouthWest Writers has two important deadlines coming up at the end of this week.

Bimonthly Contest

Your Most Unforgettable Character
♦ Essay up to 500 words

Deadline: July 31

Entry fee is $10. Multiple entries will be accepted with $10 payment for each. Prizes: $100 (1st place), $50 (2nd place), and $25 (3rd place). Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced on the website before the start of the next bimonthly contest, and in the next month’s SWW Newsletter.

For contest rules and information about submitting online and by regular mail, go to our Bimonthly Contest page.

Memoir Conference

time-on-book8c1Our memoir conference is more than a month away (Saturday, September 12), but the deadline for early bird pricing ends on August 1st. SWW members pay just $99 and nonmembers pay $149 during early registration. On August 2nd, the member/nonmember rate goes up to $119/$169. Full-time students receive the discounted rate of $50 regardless of the deadline.

Plan to attend this all-day conference with speakers that include professional authors, agents, and editors. Registration includes conference presentations, a box lunch, refreshments, and the possibility of a 10-minute pitch session. To learn more, visit our Main Conference page, as well as these related pages:

Conference Location
Speakers & Topics

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