Sharing Stories

We Invite You to Write a Story

AND SUBMIT IT TO

THE SMCGS STORY WRITING EVENT OF 2017
 

Sharing Stories
 

Join the fun and write a family history or local San Mateo County story.

Submit your story to SMCGS to be entered into a drawing for prizes, publication,

and/or reading aloud at a monthly meeting. Each entry receives a small gift.

SCHEDULE

March 15 - Submissions OPEN, watch for announcements

April 30 - Submissions DEADLINE

May 20, 10:30 am-1:00 pm - Event! Story readings, prizes drawn, gifts given,& POTLUCK LUNCH

 PRIZES

 • All entries receive a small gift on day of the event, May 20

 • All entries entered into the Sharing Stories drawing for 3- $25 cash prizes

 • Additional drawing for entries taking place in San Mateo County for 3 SMCGS tote bag prizes

EVENT GUIDELINES

 • Open to all SMCGS members & non-members

 • Non-fiction family or San Mateo Co. stories

 • 1,000 words or less

 • Up to three entries per person

 • Sample story topics: A person, family, incident, birth/marriage/death, immigration, place (house, business, church, etc.)

 • Photos, maps or other graphics encouraged

 • Online submissions via email to SharingStories@smcgs.org

 • Writers must agree to have their stories printed in the SMCGS newsletter, website, blog, or Facebook page

 • Questions? Contact SharingStories@smcgs.org

FORMATTING GUIDELINES for SUBMISSIONS

 • 1,000 words or less

 • Font/Size: Times New Roman, 11-point

 • Single spaced; space between paragraphs

 • Save document in MS Word (doc or docx) or Rich Text Format (rtf), or PDF.

 • Photo credit: Include photo source (personal file, website URL, permission to use, etc.)

 • Fill out submission form and send it along with your story to SharingStories@smcgs.org

 

 

 

WRITE YOUR FAMILY STORIES, YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL THANK YOU