CWC Sacramento Writers

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

California Writers Club

Sacramento Branch


 Category: Non-Fiction – Essay

(Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, Persuasive, Personal, etc.)

Topic: Why I Write

Submitters may use their own title


Open to everyone, CWC members and non-members; CWC Sacramento Board Members excluded

Rules and Procedures

  • Entrants will need to use a Submittable ( account to enter. Click on the button below to start.
  • CWC, Sacramento may, with author’s permission, use a portion of entries in publicity materials.
  • After logging in to your Submittable account, you will upload your manuscript, up to 750 words, as an attachment.
  • The Submittable website allows judges to evaluate manuscripts without knowing the identity of the authors. Therefore, do not include your name as author anywhere on the manuscript.
  • You will be prompted to pay your entry fee with a credit card on the Submittable website. Use drop-down menu to select the correct fee.
  • Your original essay must not have not appeared in any publication or online media.
  • Entries must be submitted as electronic files, preferably as Microsoft Word documents or PDF files, formatted as doubled-spaced with 12-point Times Roman font, using standard one-inch margins with page numbers in upper right hand corner.
  • Submissions and simultaneous payment must be made by April 1, 2017
  •  The contest chair is Judith Presnall at 

and Recognition
  • First Place: $100   ~   Second Place: $50   ~   Third Place: $25
  • Winners will be recognized at the June, 2017, CWC Sacramento Branch Luncheon.

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