The mission of Willamette Writers is to provide and encourage a creative environment and support system for current and aspiring writers. Since its beginning in 1965, Willamette Writers has provided meeting places for the exchange of ideas and information and has initiated programs designed to help writers increase skills related to the craft of writing. Both published, self-published, screenwriters and aspiring writers are invited to join. Dues are $45 a year. Need help writing a novel? A screenplay? Promoting a self-published novel? This is a good group to join.
Ends on June 15, 2017$10.00 - 15.00
$10.00 - 15.00
Adult Fiction - maximum length 3,000 words. One complete short story (or novel excerpt--excerpt can be any part of the novel) on any subject intended for an adult audience. Can be self-published or posted on a personal blog.

Rules:

1. General formatting - Entries must be typed, double spaced, in 12-point legible font (e.g. Times New Roman), with margins set at 1 inch on all sides, with 1/2 inch indentations, and submitted as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

2. All entries should have a title on the top of the first page. Each following page should have the title (or shortened title) at either the upper left or right corner with the page number.

3. To assure confidentiality, do not put author's name on manuscript.

4. All entries must be original and unpublished or unproduced. Being posted on a web site is not considered publication if there was no payment involved.

5. Only one prize will be awarded to a winner in any category.

6. Fee per entry is $10 per entry for members of Willamette Writers and $15 per entry for non-members. Note: Contest fees are not refundable.

7. You may enter more than one category and submit more than one entry in each category.

8. Submissions will be judged anonymously and judges' decisions will be final. Judges reserve the right to withhold prizes in any category if entries do not meet their standards.

9. We will email you at the email address you provide on or before June 20th, 2017. If you do not respond within two weeks of that email, your entry may be disqualified. 

People not eligible to enter:

1. Winners of the last two (2) Kay Snow Writing Contests (winners means coming in first place in a category).

2. Officers and Board members and their family members, staff and contractors and their family members, and conference faculty.
Entries by College Students - maximum length 3,000 words. One complete short story, memoir and creative non-fiction (or excerpt--excerpt can be any part of the novel, memoir or creative non-fiction). Can be self-published or posted on a personal blog.

Only college students can enter the college students category. 

Rules:

1. General formatting - Entries must be typed, double spaced, in 12-point legible font (e.g. Times New Roman), with margins set at 1 inch on all sides, with 1/2 inch indentations, and submitted as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

2. All entries should have a title on the top of the first page. Each following page should have the title (or shortened title) at either the upper left or right corner with the page number.

3. To assure confidentiality, do not put author's name on manuscript.

4. All entries must be original and unpublished or unproduced. Being posted on a web site is not considered publication if there was no payment involved.

5. Only one prize will be awarded to a winner in any category.

6. Fee per entry by college student in the college students category is $10 per entry. Note: Contest fees are not refundable.

7. You may enter more than one category and submit more than one entry in each category.

8. Submissions will be judged anonymously and judges' decisions will be final. Judges reserve the right to withhold prizes in any category if entries do not meet their standards.

9. We will email you at the email address you provide on or before June 20th, 2017. If you do not respond within two weeks of that email, your entry may be disqualified. 

People not eligible to enter:

1. Winners of the last two (2) Kay Snow Writing Contests (winners means coming in first place in a category).

2. Officers and Board members and their family members, staff and contractors and their family members, and conference faculty.
Ends on June 15, 2017$10.00 - 15.00
$10.00 - 15.00
Adult Non-Fiction - maximum length 3,000 words. One complete piece for an adult audience. Can be self-published or posted on a personal blog. Non-fiction includes memoir and creative non-fiction.

Rules:

1. General formatting - Entries must be typed, double spaced, in 12-point legible font (e.g. Times New Roman), with margins set at 1 inch on all sides, with 1/2 inch indentations, and submitted as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

2. All entries should have a title on the top of the first page. Each following page should have the title (or shortened title) at either the upper left or right corner with the page number.

3. To assure confidentiality, do not put author's name on manuscript.

4. All entries must be original and unpublished or unproduced. Being posted on a web site is not considered publication if there was no payment involved.

5. Only one prize will be awarded to a winner in any category.

6. Fee per entry is $10 per entry for members of Willamette Writers and $15 per entry for non-members. Student entries are free. Note: Contest fees are not refundable.

7. You may enter more than one category and submit more than one entry in each category.

8. Submissions will be judged anonymously and judges' decisions will be final. Judges reserve the right to withhold prizes in any category if entries do not meet their standards.

9. We will email you at the email address you provide on or before June 20th, 2017. If you do not respond within two weeks of that email, your entry may be disqualified. 

People not eligible to enter:

1. Winners of the last two (2) Kay Snow Writing Contests (winners means coming in first place in a category).

2. Officers and Board members and their family members, staff and contractors and their family members, and conference faculty.
$10.00 - 15.00
Young Adult/Middle Grade Fiction - maximum length 3,000 words. One complete short story (or novel excerpt--excerpt can be any part of the novel) on any subject written by adults for young adult or middle grade readers.

Rules:

1. General formatting - Entries must be typed, double spaced, in 12-point legible font (e.g. Times New Roman), with margins set at 1 inch on all sides, with 1/2 inch indentations, and submitted as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

2. All entries should have a title on the top of the first page. Each following page should have the title (or shortened title) at either the upper left or right corner with the page number.

3. To assure confidentiality, do not put author's name on manuscript.

4. All entries must be original and unpublished or unproduced. Being posted on a web site is not considered publication if there was no payment involved.

5. Only one prize will be awarded to a winner in any category.

6. Fee per entry is $10 per entry for members of Willamette Writers and $15 per entry for non-members. Student entries are free. Note: Contest fees are not refundable.

7. You may enter more than one category and submit more than one entry in each category.

8. Submissions will be judged anonymously and judges' decisions will be final. Judges reserve the right to withhold prizes in any category if entries do not meet their standards.

9. We will email you at the email address you provide on or before June 20th, 2017. If you do not respond within two weeks of that email, your entry may be disqualified. 

People not eligible to enter:

1. Winners of the last two (2) Kay Snow Writing Contests (winners means coming in first place in a category).

2. Officers and Board members and their family members, staff and contractors and their family members, and conference faculty.
Ends on June 15, 2017$10.00 - 15.00
$10.00 - 15.00
Poetry - Two complete poems may be submitted as one entry, any subject or form. Maximum length five pages for total entry.

Rules:

1. General formatting - Entries must be typed, single space, except double-spaced between stanzas in 12-point legible font (e.g. Times New Roman), with margins set at 1 inch on all sides, and submitted as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

2. All entries should have a title on the top of the first page. Each following page should have the title (or shortened title) at either the upper left or right corner with the page number.

3. To assure confidentiality, do not put author's name on manuscript.

4. All entries must be original and unpublished or unproduced. Being posted on a web site is not considered publication if there was no payment involved.

5. Only one prize will be awarded to a winner in any category.

6. Fee per entry is $10 per entry for members of Willamette Writers and $15 per entry for non-members. Note: Contest fees are not refundable.

7. You may enter more than one category and submit more than one entry in each category.

8. Submissions will be judged anonymously and judges' decisions will be final. Judges reserve the right to withhold prizes in any category if entries do not meet their standards.

9. We will email you at the email address you provide on or before June 20th, 2017. If you do not respond within two weeks of that email, your entry may be disqualified. 

People not eligible to enter:

1. Winners of the last two (2) Kay Snow Writing Contests (winners means coming in first place in a category).

2. Officers and Board members and their family members, staff and contractors and their family members, and conference faculty.
Ends on June 15, 2017$10.00 - 15.00
$10.00 - 15.00
Adult Screenplay - First act, or up to 30 pages of a feature-length screenplay in any genre will be accepted. Submissions must be formatted in proper screenplay format, and no longer than 30 pages.

Rules:

1. General formatting - Entries must be in screenplay format: typed, double spaced, in 12-point legible font (e.g. Times New Roman), with margins set at 1 inch on all sides, with 1/2 inch indentations, and submitted as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

2. All entries should have a title on the top of the first page. Each following page should have the title (or shortened title) at either the upper left or right corner with the page number. 

3. To assure confidentiality, do not put author's name on manuscript including on the title page.

4. All entries must be original and unpublished or unproduced. Being posted on a web site is not considered publication, nor is a nonfiction article appearing in an online newsletter if there was no payment involved.

5. Only one prize will be awarded to a winner in any category.

6. Fee per entry is $10 per entry for members of Willamette Writers and $15 per entry for non-members. Note: Contest fees are not refundable.

7. You may enter more than one category and submit more than one entry in each category.

8. Submissions will be judged anonymously and judges' decisions will be final. Judges reserve the right to withhold prizes in any category if entries do not meet their standards.

9. We will email you at the email address you provide on or before June 20th, 2017. If you do not respond within two weeks of that email, your entry may be disqualified.

People not eligible to enter:

1. Winners of the last two (2) Kay Snow Writing Contests (winners means coming in first place in a category).

2. Officers and Board members and their family members, staff and contractors and their family members, and conference faculty.
The Timberline Review welcomes new work from established and emerging writers. Short fiction, creative nonfiction, essay, flash fiction and poetry will be considered. 

A few things to keep in mind:
  1. There’s no hard rule about word count, but anything over 5,000 words may be difficult to include in our publication. For poetry, you may submit up to five poems per entry. 
  2. Work must be previously unpublished. We will accept simultaneous submissions, although we ask you to please let us know as soon as possible if you choose to publish elsewhere. All submissions must be in the English language.
  3. If your work is accepted for publication, The Timberline Review will request First North American Serial Rights, and reserves the right to publish your accepted work online.
  4. Only electronic submissions will be considered. We will consider only those submissions received on or before midnight (PST) April 30, 2017, for the Summer/Fall 2017 issue. Entries received after the deadline may be considered for the following issue. 
  5. Judging will be anonymous. Please ensure all information identifying the author is removed from your submission. Title page should include only the title of your work.
  6. All writers will be notified of their status by email when decisions have been made.
  7. The Timberline Review staff and Willamette Writers board members are not eligible for publication, nor are their immediate families. 
  8. Each published contributor will receive a payment of $25 and one copy of the publication.
The Timberline Review welcomes new work from established and emerging writers. Short fiction, creative nonfiction, essay, flash fiction and poetry will be considered. 

A few things to keep in mind:
  1. There’s no hard rule about word count, but anything over 5,000 words may be difficult to include in our publication. For poetry, you may submit up to five poems per entry. 
  2. Work must be previously unpublished. We will accept simultaneous submissions, although we ask you to please let us know as soon as possible if you choose to publish elsewhere. All submissions must be in the English language.
  3. If your work is accepted for publication, The Timberline Review will request First North American Serial Rights, and reserves the right to publish your accepted work online.
  4. Only electronic submissions will be considered. We will consider only those submissions received on or before midnight (PST) April 30, 2017, for the Summer/Fall 2017 issue. Entries received after the deadline may be considered for the following issue. 
  5. Judging will be anonymous. Please ensure all information identifying the author is removed from your submission. Title page should include only the title of your work.
  6. All writers will be notified of their status by email when decisions have been made.
  7. The Timberline Review staff and Willamette Writers board members are not eligible for publication, nor are their immediate families. 
  8. Each published contributor will receive a payment of $25 and one copy of the publication.

There are three grade groups for entries by young people (18 and under):

Grades 1-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12

Young writers can enter any type of writing: fiction, non-fiction, poetry. 

Only those 18 and under can enter a young writer category. The entrant will select the grade group applicable to them.

Word limit: 1,500 words.

Participants are limited to ONE entry. There is no fee for young writers in these three grade groups. Younger writers under 18 are eligible to enter adult categories but only if paying the adult fee

College students must enter in college student or adult categories and cannot enter here.

Rules:

1. General formatting - Entries must be typed, double spaced, in 12-point legible font (e.g. Times New Roman), with margins set at 1 inch on all sides, with 1/2 inch indentations, and submitted as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

2. All entries should have a title on the top of the first page. Each following page should have the title (or shortened title) at either the upper left or right corner with the page number.

3. To assure confidentiality, do not put author's name on manuscript.

4. All entries must be original and unpublished or un-produced. Being posted on a web site is not considered publication if there was no payment involved.

5. Only one prize will be awarded to a winner in any category.

6. Entries are free in the student/young writer categories only.

7. Submissions will be judged anonymously and judges' decisions will be final. Judges reserve the right to withhold prizes in any category if entries do not meet their standards.

8. We will email you at the email address provided before on or before June 20th, 2017. If you do not respond within two weeks of that email, your entry may be disqualified. 

People not eligible to enter:

1. Winners of the last two (2) Kay Snow Writing Contests (winners means coming in first place in a category).

2. Officers and Board members and their family members, staff and contractors and their family members, and conference faculty.