The Ventura County Writers Club (VCWC) is an active group of more than 100 novelists, short story writers, journalists, memoirists, screenwriters, playwrights, poets, and humorists. Founded in 1933 by a group of Ojai writers, VCWC is a not-for-profit volunteer organization driven by writers for writers. Our mission is “To Encourage the Craft,” and we extend support, guidance, and a networking opportunity to writers, at all levels of expertise, published or not. All club activities are designed to expand writers’ creativity and business skills.

 This contest is for poets of all ages whether you write traditional form or free verse poetry.   Publication and Cash prizes.  All Place winners will be honored and prizes awarded at VCWC's meeting on Tuesday April 14, 2020. Poets will also be be featured in VCWC's newsletter, THE WRITE STUFF,  and the first place winning poem published in VCWC’s biennial anthology. 

Prizes

Cash prizes and publication of winning poems

Category 1. Adult – 18 years and older

FIRST PRIZE $100, SECOND PRIZE $75, and THIRD PRIZE $50

Contest is open to poets worldwide. 

VCWC and Submittable membership is not required.  You must sign up with Submittable to submit. They will send an email confirmation, be sure to check your  spam or junk folders.  No email or mailed entries are allowed. 

Read all the rules.  2020 Winners of first place, in any category, are ineligible to enter the 2021 contest. Contest Guidelines  Poems must be original and unpublished in any media whether the author received compensation or not, this to exclude members that have been published in the VCWC newsletter, The WriteStuff Newsletter.   Multiple entries are accepted.  

Entrants may only receive one cash prize. No entries or payment will be returned. Rules Format & Presentation -   

· Poems must be in English. 

· Font to be used is Times New Roman, 12 points.  

· Poems must be on white paper with black ink only – No Pictures or back ground designs.  

· Maximum length: 31 lines including title on one 8 ½ x 11 page.  

· All poems must be titled for clarity, if there is no title on the poem, it will be declined.  

· Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or PDF format.   

· One poem per page, per entry.  

· All entries must be received by Submittable by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on February 29, 2019.  

· Submission names must match the title of the poem being submitted through Submittable.   

· This is a blind judging, no name or pen name on the poem/s that are submitted.   

· Author’s name, contact info, and brief 3rd person bio (75 words or fewer) should be provided through the online submission process. 

If your  name or pen name is on the poem your entry will be disqualified.   

· Be sure to share how you heard about this poetry Contest.   

To be published by VCWC (online or print), winners agree as an affirmation that their work at time of entry was original/unpublished. After   publication, all rights revert to the author. 

This contest is for poets of all ages whether you write traditional form or free verse poetry.
Publication and Cash prizes.  All Place winners will be honored and prizes awarded at VCWC's meeting on Tuesday April 14, 2020. Poets will also be be featured in VCWC's newsletter, THE WRITE STUFF,  and the first place winning poem published in VCWC’s biennial anthology. 

 Prizes

Cash prizes and publication of winning poems

Category 1. Adult – 18 years and older

FIRST PRIZE $100, SECOND PRIZE $75, and THIRD PRIZE $50

Contest is open to poets worldwide. 

VCWC and Submittable membership is not required.  You must sign up with Submittable to submit. They will send an email confirmation, be sure to check your  spam or junk folders.  No email or mailed entries are allowed.  

Read all the rules.
2020 Winners of first place, in any category, are ineligible to enter the 2021 contest.
Contest Guidelines
Poems must be original and unpublished in any media whether the author received compensation or not, this to exclude members that have been published in the VCWC newsletter, The WriteStuff Newsletter.
Multiple entries are accepted.
Entrants may only receive one cash prize. No entries or payment will be returned.
Rules Format & Presentation -

· Poems must be in English.
· Font to be used is Times New Roman, 12 points.
· Poems must be on white paper with black ink only – No Pictures or back ground designs.
· Maximum length: 31 lines including title on one 8 ½ x 11 page.
· All poems must be titled for clarity, if there is no title on the poem, it will be declined.
· Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or PDF format.
· One poem per page, per entry.
· All entries must be received by Submittable by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on February    28, 2019.
· Submission names must match the title of the poem being submitted through Submittable.
· This is a blind judging, no name or pen name on the poem/s that are submitted.
· Author’s name, contact info, and brief 3rd person bio (75 words or fewer) should be provided through the online submission process. 

If your name or pen name is on the poem your entry will be disqualified.

 · Be sure to share how you heard about this poetry Contest. 

To be published by VCWC (online or print), winners agree as an affirmation that their work at time of entry was original/unpublished. After   publication, all rights revert to the author.




 

Prizes for this group are as follows: First place-$35, Second place-$25, Third place-$15. All place winners will be honored and awards presented on Tuesday April 14,2020 at VCWC's general meeting. Poets will also be featured in VCWC's newsletter, THE WRITE STUFF,  and, with parental consent, first place winning poem will be published in VCWC’s biennial anthology. 

 Contest is open to poets worldwide. 

 VCWC and Submittable membership is not required.  You must sign up with Submittable to submit.  No email or mailed entries are allowed.

Read all the rules.


2018 Winners of first place, in any category, are ineligible to enter the 2020 contest.

Contest Guidelines
Poems must be original and unpublished in any media whether the author received compensation or not, this to exclude members that have been published in the VCWC newsletter, The WriteStuff Newsletter.
Multiple entries are accepted.
Entrants may only receive one cash prize. No entries or payment will be returned.
Rules Format & Presentation -
· Poems must be in English.
· Font to be used is Times New Roman, 12 points.
· Poems must be on white paper with black ink only – No Pictures or back ground designs.
· Maximum length: 31 lines including title on one 8 ½ x 11 page.
· All poems must be titled for clarity, if there is no title on the poem, it will be declined.
· Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or PDF format.
· One poem per page, per entry.
· All entries must be received by Submittable by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on February    28, 2019.
· Submission names must match the title of the poem being submitted through Submittable.
· This is a blind judging, no name or pen name on the poem/s that are submitted.
· Author’s name, contact info, and brief 3rd person bio (75 words or fewer) should be provided through the online submission process. 

If your name or pen name is on the poem your entry will be disqualified. 

· Be sure to share how you heard about this poetry Contest. 


To be published by VCWC (online or print), winners agree as an affirmation that their work at time of entry was original/unpublished. After publication, all rights revert to the author.






 

Prizes for this group are as follows: First place-$35, Second place-$25, Third place-$15. All place winners will be honored and awards presented on Tuesday April 14, 2020 at VCWC's general meeting. Poets will also be featured in VCWC's newsletter, THE WRITE STUFF,  and, with parental consent, first place winning poem will be published in VCWC’s biennial anthology. 

Contest is open to poets worldwide. 

VCWC and Submittable membership is not required.  You must sign up with Submittable to submit.  No email or mailed entries are allowed.

 Read all the rules. 

2020 Winners of first place, in any category, are ineligible to enter the 2019 contest.

Contest Guidelines

Poems must be original and unpublished in any media whether the author received compensation or not, this to exclude members that have been published in the VCWC newsletter, The WriteStuff Newsletter.
Multiple entries are accepted.
Entrants may only receive one cash prize. No entries or payment will be returned.
Rules Format & Presentation -
· Poems must be in English.
· Font to be used is Times New Roman, 12 points.
· Poems must be on white paper with black ink only – No Pictures or back ground designs.
· Maximum length: 31 lines including title on one 8 ½ x 11 page.
· All poems must be titled for clarity, if there is no title on the poem, it will be declined.
· Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or PDF format.
· One poem per page, per entry.
· All entries must be received by Submittable by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on February    28, 2019.
· Submission names must match the title of the poem being submitted through Submittable.
· This is a blind judging, no name or pen name on the poem/s that are submitted.
· Author’s name, contact info, and brief 3rd person bio (75 words or fewer) should be provided on a separate sheet of paper for US Post submissions and through the online submission process.

If your name or pen name is on the poem your entry will be disqualified. 

 · Be sure to share how you heard about this Poetry Contest. 


To be published by VCWC (online or print), winners agree as an affirmation that their work at time of entry was original/unpublished. After publication, all rights revert to the author.



 

Ventura County Writers Club