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  • All applications must be in English.

  • Entrants must be residents of the State of California. 

  • Entrants must be individuals and not a company or organization.

  • Entrants must submit their work using their real name.

  • Entrants must be over 18 years of age at the time of submission.

  • Entrants must pay the application fee in order to be eligible.

  • Only applications received and paid for by midnight (Pacific Standard Time) February 28th will be considered.

  • Applications that are not paid for, incomplete, are corrupted or submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

  • The identity of all entrants is withheld throughout the process.

  • To ensure the quality and diversity of the selections, each submission is considered by several judges.

  • Finalists will be notified by email when they have been selected.

  • Unsuccessful applicants may not be contacted.

  • No editorial feedback or notes will be provided.

  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the judging process.

  • The residency is not open to employees of Yefe Nof, 826LA, or members of the judging panel. Family members of any of the aforementioned are also not eligible.

  • Only submissions which meet all Terms and Conditions will be considered.

  • By entering this competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and the rules and regulations of the Yefe Nof Residency.

  • The Submittable form allows you to save and edit information. You do not need to finish your online application in one session. You will be able to save the form and return to it at a later date to revise, edit and add information. Your California Writing Residency application will not be complete until you hit the submit button. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.