Essay Contest

RCWMS is committed to supporting women as they find their voices and make them heard. Our 2018 Essay Contest will open for submissions in October. Women eighteen years of age and older may submit previously unpublished nonfiction essays of 1400 words or less.

THEME: Essays should focus on the theme “Roots & Branches." We invite submissions that consider this theme in creative ways. What grounds you? What helps you reach out? What sustains you in your personal or professional life? How does spiritual community help to nourish you? Where might you need pruning in order to thrive?

SUBMISSIONS: Submit online only: https://rcwms.submittable.com/submit

DETAILS: Women 18 years of age or older may submit up to 2 nonfiction essays, 1400 words or less. Previous first-place winners and current RCWMS Board members not eligible. No sermons, please. Do not put your name on your essay(s). Fill out the online cover letter form with the essay's title, your name, address, phone, and email. Submissions open November 1, 2017 and close January 15, 2018.

PRIZES: $300 for first place, $200 second, and $100 third. The winning essay will be published in the RCWMS newsletter, South of the Garden, March 2017.