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Golden Quill Writing Contest

The annual SLO NightWriters Golden Quill Writing Contest is under way!  This contest is run by SLO NightWriters, the premiere writing organization on the Central Coast of California.

The call for entries began June 15, 2017 and the deadline is September 15, 2017.  The theme of the contest this year is Liberation.

For the small entry fee of $15, you may enter one or more of the following categories:

Flash/Short Fiction

Now it’s writer’s call with this new merged category.  Test your skill in composing a Flash Fiction piece, or choose the standard Short Fiction format – your choice!  Entries may be no longer than 1,500 words.


Interpret the theme creatively in a poem up to 40 lines in length.

Creative Non-Fiction

This is a brand new category this year, by popular demand!  Tell any true story within the theme with a personal story, personal essay, or memoir up to 1,500 words.

Entries are accepted via Submittable, a secure online submissions management tool, at  and on the :

All contest rules and other contest information can be found on our webpage,

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Liberate yourself, and enter today!

Tia Araminta, Contest Director

SLO Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest



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