Free Scholarship Contest for SBWC 2018 June 17-22

Entry period is over. Judging is taking place. 

Enter to win a scholarship to the 46th Annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference.

No entry fee.

You may share this opportunity with others.

There are 3 categories to this contest. 
You are welcome to enter each category, once, but please only one entry per email. 

  1. Opening sentence: Limit 50 words
  2. Prose: This can be a short essay, a short story, or the opening to your novel or nonfiction project. Limit 500 words
  3. Poem: Limit 50 lines

The judging team will look for writing excellence appropriate to each category.
The judges are award winning, published authors who are associated with SBWC. 
We do not announce the names of the judges.
To enter:

Email  <>

  • Put the category of your entry in the subject line.
  • This must be your original work, published or not.
  • Paste your writing entry and contact information into the body of the email or send an attached Word doc. 

Contact information should include:

  • Name
  • Phone number 
  • Email address
  • Mailing address

 There will be a full tuition day scholarship to the 2018 Santa Barbara Writers Conference awarded ($650 value) for each category.

  1. Scholarship recipients must be able to attend the conference this year.
  2. If not, the full scholarship will be awarded to the runner up.
  3. No entry fee
  4. Contest opens:  NOW April 21, 2018
  5. Submission period closes MIDNIGHT, Saturday, April 28, 2018 PDT
  6. Submission period is 1 week only

 Winners  announced 1st week of May.

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