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2014 D3 Writing Contest Rules

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Next District 3 Meeting: Sat., Apr. 26, '14
Our April 2014 meeting will be held at Sirloin Stockade, 104 West 11th St., Coffeyville, starting with registration, networking & a Continental breakfast at 9 a.m. The business meeting will commence at 9:30 a.m.

After a short break the District 3 Prose and Poetry Contest winners will be announced. First place winners will be given the opportunity to read their work. Lunch will be on your own, but Sirloin Stockade offers a nice buffet.

Please bring your published work for a display table. If you have books or other items you might want to donate for a silent auction, please bring them. Remember to conact Ursula about your publishing news so she can get your news shared on the KAC web site. (Ursula's contact link is below.)

Writing contest is open now, with rules published below--so, please, get busy writing your stories and poems. Deadline for entering submissions is April 14, 2014.

Please send information about your publishing credits as soon as you are able to Ursula Turner (contact email is below) so she can have them included in our member news on the KAC website.

District 3 includes 12 counties in southeast Kansas: Allen, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson

Anyone interested in writing is encouraged to attend District 3 meetings.

D3 Meetings are held twice yearly .
—All writers are welcome to attend.

Next Night Writers Meeting: March 25, 2014
Sycamore Landing, 701 Leweark, Coffeyville, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Hostess is Colleen Perkins. Her assignment was to “My Past Public Performance.” Night Writers is always looking for new writers to join the group. If interested, contact Ursula Turner.

Night Writers usually meets every fourth Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., at Sycamore Landing, 701 Lewark, Coffeyville.
Everyone is invited to join our group.

Night Writers: Lois Vail is president and Ursula Turner is secretary/treasurer.

Next Trail Writers Meeting: Apr. 1, 2014
This new writers' group will meet in Cherryvale on the first Tuesday of each month in the Cherryvale Library, 329 East Main, at 6:00 p.m.
Their next meeting will be be on Tues., April 1st—April Fool’s Day (no joking!). Writing assignment: “Something You Will (Could) Submit to a Contest.” Consider joining the Cherryvale group.

Member News:

Mar. Member News: Ursula Turner
Feb. Member News: Pete Walterscheid

Do you have member news? Contact Carol Yoho with web site content.

Upcoming Events:

Do you have upcoming events planned? Contact Carol Yoho with web site content.

2014 District 3 Writing Contest Now Open:

launching writing contestThe Third District writing contest is open now, so, please, get busy writing your stories and poems. There will be prizes of $10, $7.50, and $5 for the top three entries in each category. Deadline for entering submissions is April 14, 2014.

Prose contest categories:

  • Inspiration --2000 word
  • Memoir --2000 word
  • Short Story --2000 word
  • Story for Children any age --2000 word

Send prose entries to: Joyce Long, 590 E. 5200 St., Cherryvale, KS 67335

Poetry contest categories:

  • Rhyming Verse --up to 40 lines
  • Free Verse --up to 40 lines
  • Whimsy
  • Haiku

Send poetry entries to: Barbara Cooper, 504 Cheyenne, Coffeyville, KS 67337

Contest Rules:

  • Contests are open to members and none-members. Entry fee is the same.
  • All entries must be original and unpublished. An entry may not be entered in multiple categories and must not have won first, second or third place in previous KAC contests.
  • Entries must be typed on 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper, double spaced except for poems which may be single spaced to keep them on one page. At the top of the first page list KAC contest, classification, total number of words (for prose), number of lines (for poetry). If a manuscript is more than one page, number the pages and put the title on each page.
  • Each poem must be typed on a separate sheet.
  • Don't put your name on the entries.
  • Include a separate cover sheet for PROSE and POETRY with your name, address and phone number. List entries by classification and title. Enclose a fee of $1 for each entry. Enter as many times as you wish. Mail entries flat in an 9 x 12 envelope for return of entries and winnings if you're not able to attend the district meeting.

Past 2014 KAC District 3 Events:

Past Night Writers 2014 Events:

Feb. 25, 2014
Night Writers of Coffeyville met Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Sycamore Landing with 12 members and a guest, Dorcas Sutton, attending.

Lois Vail, president, opened the meeting at 6 p.m. She mentioned the fund raiser rummage sale that had been planned for Nov. 9, but which had been postponed for later this year since few members were able to make the Nov. 9 date. One possibility for a new date might be the 100-mile rummage sale in September. No decision was made at this time. Vail also informed everybody that the KAC Third District Spring meeting will be held April 26 at 9 a.m. at Sycamore Landing.

Hostess Louise Click had everyone read their assignment on "Decision Making." She then discussed entering the spring writing contest and explained some of the rules to newcomers of the group.

Jan. 28, 2014
Night Writers of Coffeyville met Jan. 28, 2014, at Sycamore Landing with eleven members and four guests, Gloria Leyda, Debbie Dye, Vickie Cease and Kathy Pippin, attending.

Lois Vail, president, opened the meeting at 6 p.m. She announced that Ursula Turner, Third District president, is knitting chemo caps for cancer patients who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. The group was told she could use some yarn or money to buy some in order to make more caps. The chemo caps are donated to cancer centers. Turner brought some of the caps for members to see. Louise Click, Third District vice president, handed out papers on which she had typed the contest categories for the writing contest at the Third District spring meeting along with some additional information.

Vail, hostess for the meeting, had members read the day's assignment, "A Winter's Day."

Pete Walterscheid announced there will be another "Open mic session" held on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Coffee and Company in Dearing.

Past Trail Writers 2014 Events:

Mar. 4, 2014
This new group met for the second time and named themselves "Trail Writers." Their writing assignment was “A sample of your writing style, kept under 500 words.” The group even had a fifth grader attend with his grandfather; he took information to enter the KAC annual Youth Writing Contest. 

Jan. 7, 2014
This new group met for the first time in Cherryvale at the Cherryvale Library. Seven interested writers attended their first meeting. They plan to name themselves soon.

Officers of Kansas Authors Club, District 3
for 2013-2014:

Vice President:

Ursula Turner
Louise Click
Dana Peugh
Colleen Perkins

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