This conference has evolved from one man’s dream of energizing local writers and luring others to Gold Beach during the winter off season with an affordable, educational conference. To honor his dream, The Bob Simon Award has been created.
Open to anyone. The writing prompt is “In a few days this would all be a memory.”
Scholarship applications will be screened by the conference planning committee.
Rules: Entries must be typed and can be essay, short story, memoir, or poetry of no more than 900 words. Entries will be judged on faithfulness to the writing prompt and readability. The scholarship will cover registration fee for Saturday at the 2014 conference and a fish fry ticket. The winning entry will be included in the conference packets.
The deadline for entries is January 15. Send your entry, with your name, address, and telephone number, along with a short biography (50-100 words) to the South Coast Writers Conference: Submit entries by email as a Word document or pdf attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with Scholarship in the subject line.
Workshops are booked on a first come, first served basis; to ensure space in the workshops of your choice, please register for the conference as usual. The scholarship winner will be refunded the registration fee. Please keep a copy of your entry as it will not be returned.
Congratulations to Kira Rubenthaler winner of the 2013 Bob Simon Award for her submission, The River.
Kira Rubenthaler is an English teacher on the Oregon coast. She enjoys writing, reading, casual bird watching and long walks on the beach.