Submissions Open for 2013 SFWC Emerging Writer Scholarship

SFWC Scholarship 2013

The Victoria A. Hudson Scholarship will award a registration scholarship (value equal to full registration cost) to one emerging writer of any genre to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference, February, 2013. Scholarship covers registration fee only, does not include transportation, lodging, food (except what is included with registration) or speed dating with agents. The winner and any runner ups will also receive a one year Sunshine membership to the San Francisco Writers University online community.

Emerging writer is defined as: Does not have an agent or book contract, and writing is not your primary occupation/supporting you. You know if you are emerging. This is for the many still struggling and dreaming.

Submission period is 1 September – 1 December, 2012. 


Send three pages representative of your writing, plus a short essay not to exceed 500 words on the topic “I write because…” No identifying information should be on the writing sample or the short essay. In a sealedenvelope place your cover letter with with your name, mailing address, email, and a short Bio. Write only the title of your work and the genre on the outside of the envelope. Work will not be returned. Writers may enter more than one genre but should send separate entries. Any identifying information outside of the sealed envelope will disqualify your entry. If you’d like confirmation of receipt, include a self addressed stamped post card.

Mail your entry to: SFWC Scholarships C/O Hudson, PO box 387, Hayward, CA 94543 postmarked NLT 1 December 2012.


[ ] Essay 500 words or less, not in envelope.

[ ] Writing sample with title, no more than 3 pages, not in envelope.

[ ] Cover letter with name, mailing address, email, and short bio INSIDE sealed envelope

[ ] Sealed envelope has genre and title of your work written on outside, nothing else.

[ ] No identifying information anywhere outside of the sealed envelope.

[ ] Optional self addressed, stamped postcard for receipt of entry.

Good luck!

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