Short Story contest–CWC SF/Peninsula Branch

Call for Entries includes Non-Members

Fault Zone: Diverge, the fifth in the anthology series edited by the SF/Peninsula Branch of California Writers, will be published by Sand Hill Review Press in 2014. Non-members of SF/Peninsula Writers are eligible to participate by entering the Fault Zone short story contest.
Judging should be completed by mid-September. The prelaunch book party will be in early December and the book will be available on Amazon by January, 2015. The San Francisco/Peninsula Writers will be the contest judges.
First Prize is $250 and publication in our next Fault Zone anthology.
Second Prize is $100.
Third Prize is $50.

Contest Deadline:  August 1, 2014

Reading fee: $15


Fault Zone isn’t only about earthquakes. It’s about personal faults, shortcomings, and the foibles of being human. In a way, we all live on a fault zone. Write from the heart. Be edgy. Be wild. But make sure your story has an arc. Stories involving California are always appreciated. Previously published work will be considered; let us know where it has appeared. Your piece should relate to the anthology’s theme in some way. We can’t wait to see your work!
Please, when submitting,
·         Submit only .doc or .docx files
·         Use Times New Roman or similar font, 12 point, double spaced
·         Maximum word count: 2,500
·         Include the name of the story and page number on each page
Submission Process

Online (Preferred Method)

We use Submittable to accept and manage submissions. Please visit to submit your entry. (Scroll down to the Contest category). If you do not have a Submittable account, you will be prompted to create one.

Snail Mail

Mail two (2) copies of your submission plus the $15 entry fee to the address below. Must be postmarked by August 1, 2014. Include a cover sheet containing contact information with your e-mail, address and phone number. Even if you win, we may request edits to your manuscript and we will need to contact you right away.
SF/Peninsula CWC
P.O. Box 853
Belmont, CA 94002
Note: Do NOT send your entry Registered Mail as we have to stand in line and it makes us cranky. Just mail it. Really. It will get to us. If you’re dying to know if it arrived, enclose a postage-paid postcard, we’ll sign it and drop the card in the mail. How’s that? Better yet, use our online submission system.
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