Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2nd Annual Cowboy Up Short Story Contest

We're getting mounted up for another outstanding contest this year. Changes to this year's contest are highlighted.


When: Submissions open March 1, 2010 to September 1, 2010.

What: Original Short Story - Unpublished - Western theme

3,000 words maximum

Typed - Double-spaced

Must involve a cowboy or two - or other western character(s)

Fiction only

Send three copies of the story

Put title and page number in upper right hand corner of each page. No names please!

Include cover page with title, word count and all personal contact information with each copy

Special Award this year for Western Romance. Indicate "Romance" on cover page under title.

How Much: $15 entry + registration form below. Download and print.*

Prize Money: Rope in $250 first place; $150.00 second spot; $75 for third

Name _________________________________

Address _______________________________




Title of Story____________________________

Word Count_______________


All stories will be shredded six months after winner is announced unless SASE for return is included. Winners will be notified by mail and names will be posted on this website in November...MAYBE OCTOBER.

Scoring guides will be returned to those who send along a SASE in their packet.

Scoring Guide will be posted here next week.

Award Certificates issued for all finalists.

Send to:
Short Story Contest
Moonlight Mesa Associates
18620 Moonlight Mesa Rd.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Questions? Contact by email posted on website or through blog.

*You may enter as many stories as you like. Submit a separate registration form for each story.

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