Fault Zone: Strike Slip

We invite you to look at the meaning of “strike slip” and create works that will carry readers to unexpected places.

Earthquakes from strike-slip faults occur when two tectonic plates slide past one another horizontally, generating waves of energy. California’s San Andreas Fault is a strike-slip fault. 

In life, people also slide past each other, causing all sorts of positive or negative consequences.

A focus on California is encouraged but not required.

Each member may submit up to four entries total. No more than two entries total per member will be published in any one Fault Zone issue. 

There is no entry fee for members. However, make sure you’ve paid your annual 2018-2019 CWC San Francisco Peninsula Branch dues.

SUBMISSION PERIOD: September 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Ends on December 31, 2018

Length: Up to 3,000 words per entry. 

Number of entries: Up to two in the fiction category.

Multiple entries: Submit each piece separately. Please DO NOT combine multiple entries into a single submission

Manuscript format

  • File type: doc, docx, or rtf. If you use Word 2016, please send file in rich text format (rtf). NO PDF FILES!
  • 12-pt. type, Times roman/Times New Roman
  • Double-spaced
  • 1-inch margins
  • Indent first line in each paragraph using ruler indents, not tabs
  • One letter space between sentences in each paragraph
  • Pages numbered
  • List title of piece and category on first page
  • NO AUTHOR NAME on the manuscript, not even in a header or footer. Your name will be registered by Submittable. 


Length: Up to 3,000 words per entry. 

Number of entries: Up to two in the creative fiction category.

Multiple entries: Submit each piece separately. Please DO NOT combine multiple entries into a single submission

Manuscript format
 

  • File type: doc, docx, or rtf. If you use Word 2016, please send file in rich text format (rtf). NO PDF FILES!
  • 12-pt. type, Times roman/Times New Roman
  • Double-spaced
  • 1-inch margins
  • Indent first line in each paragraph using ruler indents, not tabs
  • One letter space between sentences in each paragraph
  • Pages numbered
  • List title of piece and category on first page
  • NO AUTHOR NAME on the manuscript, not even in a header or footer. Your name will be registered by Submittable. 

 

Ends on December 31, 2018

Length: Up to 100 lines per poem

Number of entries: Up to 4 poems per entrant

Multiple entries: Submit each piece separately. Please DO NOT combine multiple entries into a single submission

Manuscript format
 

  • File type: doc, docx, or rtf. If you use Word 2016, please send file in rich text format (rtf). NO PDF FILES!
  • 12-pt. type, Times roman/Times New Roman
  • Double-spaced
  • 1-inch margins
  • Indent first line in each paragraph using ruler indents, not tabs
  • One letter space between sentences in each paragraph
  • Pages numbered
  • List title of piece and category on first page
  • NO AUTHOR NAME on the manuscript, not even in a header or footer. Your name will be registered by Submittable. 

  
 

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