The Writers @ Work Annual Writing Competition is a great opportunity for emerging writers to have their work vetted by a talented panel of judges, well-known in their respective fields. Submissions are accepted in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Submissions open November 15, 2016 and close January 31, 2017.

Prizes
First prize is awarded in each category:
  • $1,000 OR full scholarship to the Writers@Work Generative Conference (June 7-11, 2017 at Alta Lodge, Alta, UT)
  • Publication in Quarterly West.
Judges


Writers@Work is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has successfully promoted and supported a creative writing community–locally, regionally and nationally– for over thirty years. While attending W@W events writers can hone their skills and meet to discuss their work with fellow writers, agents, editors and publishers.

The goal of Writers at Work is to make a difference in the work and lives of writers, whether by giving them what they need to move on to their next draft, by connecting them to a community of writers, or by introducing them to the world of publishing. Each year W@W continues to advance its mission of helping writers at all levels of skill and experience develop as writers and succeed as authors. Through its conferences, competitions, and one-day workshops, W@W has seen talent brought to fruition and careers launched.

Ends on January 31, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00
Submit up to six unpublished poems. Do not include multiple poems on a single page. Total submission may be no longer than 10 pages. Submissions should be in a standard font and size.  

**Remove all identifying information from your submission, including from the file name.

** If your name appears in the submission or its file name, your entry will be disqualified.  There will be no refunds.

Please double check your submission BEFORE you submit to make sure the manuscript is just how you want it.

Please make sure you have read and complied with the eligibility requirements listed on the W@W website.

 





Ends on January 31, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00
Submit a double-spaced, unpublished short story or novel excerpt of up to 5,000 words or 20 pages (whichever comes first).  For novel excerpts, do not include a novel synopsis. Please indicate the word count of your submission on the first page. Submissions should be in a standard font and size. Submit only one work per entry.

**Remove all identifying information from your submission, including from the file name.

**  If your name appears in the submission or its file name, your entry will be disqualified.  There will be no refunds.

Please double check your submission BEFORE you submit to make sure the manuscript is just how you want it.

Please make sure you have read and complied with the eligibility requirements listed on the W@W website.



 

 









Ends on January 31, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00
Submit a double-spaced, unpublished essay of up to 5,000 words or 20 pages (whichever comes first).  Please indicate the word count of your submission on the first page. Submissions should be in a standard font and size. Submit only one work per entry.

**Remove all identifying information from your submission. This includes the body of the manuscript (change names if necessary) and the submission file name.

** If your name appears in the submission or its file name, your entry will be disqualified.  There will be no refunds.

Double check your submission BEFORE you submit to make sure the manuscript is just how you want it.

Please make sure you have read and complied with the eligibility requirements listed on the W@W website.