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  • This must be your original work, published or unpublished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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3 Responses to Best Opening Contest — Enter to Win a Scholarship to the 2013 SBWC!

  1. Cassie Dandridge Selleck says:

    Will Thaxton followed Beanie down the grassy aisles of polished granite headstones as she silently stopped at first one, then another. The morning was quiet, if you didn’t count the occasional logging truck roaring down the highway or the soft swish of Beatrice Bradsher’s crinoline petticoat.

  2. Ann WInter says:

    In what publication will the winner be announced?

  3. Marcia Lansford says:

    Who won the Best Opening Contest?

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