Best Opening Contest — Enter to Win a Scholarship to the 2013 SBWC!

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Dear Writers,

Enter to win a tuition scholarship to the 41st Annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference! Send us your BEST OPENING, up to 50 words — a beginning most likely to compel a reader to turn the page.

  • Email all entries to: sbwcBestOpening@gmail.com
  • Please include contact information: name, phone number, email address, & mailing address
  • Paste your entry and contact information into the body of the email
  • Word Count: Up to 50
  • All genres welcome
  • No entry fee
  • This must be your original work, published or unpublished
  • Winner receives a tuition scholarship to the 41st Annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference, June 8 to 13**
  • Open: Today!
  • Deadline: Wednesday, May 22, Midnight (PST)
  • Winner Announced: Thursday, May 23

Please share this opportunity with writers you know.

Write On!

Nicole Starczak
SBWC, Director

“I think your opening is enormously important. You’ve got to write a first line that will haunt you. It’s got to be magic.” – Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina, and keynote speaker at SBWC 2012

**In the event that the winner cannot attend the 2013 SBWC, June 8 to 13, the scholarship will go to the runner-up.

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2 Responses to Best Opening Contest — Enter to Win a Scholarship to the 2013 SBWC!

  1. Ann WInter says:

    In what publication will the winner be announced?

  2. Marcia Lansford says:

    Who won the Best Opening Contest?

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