San Francisco Writing Contest 2018

The San Francisco Writers Conference is pleased to announce the 2018 San Francisco Writing Contest. The contest is open to all writers everywhere, including those attending the 2018 San Francisco Writers Conference. The entry fee is $35 per item.

Your entry must fit into one of the following categories:
* Adult Fiction
* Adult Nonfiction (including memoir)
* Children’s/YA Books

Entries may have been self-published or not-yet published, but not traditionally published. Entries can be up to 1500 words in length (or less, but not more) and should be the first 1500 words of a novel or book, an essay, article, novella, short story, novelette, etc.

Please use the contest registration form on this web site to upload your entry/entries and pay. It’s easy!
If you prefer to send your entry by mail, please use this mail-in form. Mail both the entry and check to SF Writing Contest, PO Box 326, Oakley, CA 94561.

All fees and entries must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Time on January 12, 2018.

Finalists will be announced on the website on February 2, 2018.

Winners will be announced during lunch on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Conference.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $250 and a 15-minute in-person meeting at the conference or a 15-minute scheduled telephone call with a literary agent who represents work like yours. First place winners in each category will receive checks for $100.

Questions? Problems? Contact Contest Coordinator Tricia Skinner at