2023 FWCW Contest Entry Form

Contest Policy
Florida West Coast Writers, Inc. promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our contest. Any persons regardless of their race, color, gender, gender expression, religion/creed, age, disability, or sexual orientation are welcome and encouraged to enter the FWCW Contest. We maintain the highest degree of anonymity, therefore every entry is judged solely on the fundamentals of writing.
You may enter multiple manuscripts, but you MUST COMPLETE A SEPARATE ENTRY FORM for each title.
Every category except Women's Fiction must contain romantic elements.
I (we) certify that this is my (our) original work and that at the time of submission it has not been accepted for publication, nor previously published in partial or full on any format visible to the public such as on a website, eBook, mass-market copy, self-published, etc. I (we) acknowledge that judging is subjective by nature and therefore, I (we) agree to hold harmless the Florida West Coast Writers, Inc., its Board of Directors, officers, members, the FWCW Contest, all contest judges, personnel and volunteers, heirs and assigns, et al., in any and all disputes arising from any and all aspects of her/his entry(s) in the FWCW Contest.
Agreement (Please contact fwcwcontest@gmail.com with questions or concerns)
I (we) have read and understand all contest rules. My (our) name(s) entered below acts as my (our) binding electronic signature(s) and constitutes my (our) full knowledge, agreement, and acceptance of all rules and deadlines.
Please list the LEGAL names of ALL authors of this manuscript. If pen names are listed, the entry is invalid.
Your entry and required manuscript summary must be saved as one doc or docx file. The entrant agrees to hold FWCW harmless in the event of the transmission of any unwanted files, viruses, trojans, worms or any other destructive entities currently in existence or not yet discovered.
When you hit submit, you’ll be directed to PayPal. Please choose one of these actions:
  • If you are paying by check, DO NOT log on to PayPal, scroll down and click on "Cancel" and then click on "Return to Florida West Coast Writers, Inc." Your contest entry will be registered with FWCW.
  • If you are paying with a debit or credit card, scroll down on the PayPal page and click on "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" and continue the payment process.
  • If you are paying through your PayPal account, continue the payment process as instructed.
After successfully submitting your entry and summary document, you will receive an email at the address listed on this form. That email is your  confirmation of registration. You will not receive further confirmation. It is your responsibility to ensure your credit, debit, or PayPal transaction was accepted by your payment institution. If you mail a check, we will send you an email when the funds have cleared.

Thank you for entering the 2023 FWCW Contest. Good luck!