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, 2017 and close January 31, 2018

Prizes
First prize is awarded in each category:
  • $1,000 OR full scholarship to the Writers@Work Generative Conference (June 6-10, 2018 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, 2018$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Submit up to six unpublished poems.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, 2018$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Submit a double-spaced, unpublished essay of up to 5,000 words or 20 pages (whichever comes first).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.

 



Ends on January 31, 2018$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 June 10, 2018$150.00
$150.00
Writers@Work 2018, the 34th annual conference, will be held June 6-10, 2018 at Alta Lodge. This year’s event will focus on generating new work. Writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry will come together to explore craft, share ideas and create new work. Alta Lodge provides the ideal setting for such a generative retreat, while at the same time cultivating a sense of community that lasts long after the event itself.

When: June 6-10, 2018, at Alta Lodge in Alta, UT (about 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport)

The conference begins on Wednesday evening, June 6th. Pricing is as follows:

    $750 - Conference only (no onsite lodging)
    $865 - Conference plus dorm room
    $915 - Conference plus shared room
   $1035 -Conference plus private room

For those not arriving at Alta until early Thursday, June 7th, there is modified pricing as follows: 
    $715 - Conference only (no onsite lodging)
    $805 - Conference plus dorm room
    $840 - Conference plus shared room
    $930 - Conference plus private room

A $150 deposit is requested at the time of registration and will hold your place in a workshop. The balance is due by May 31, 2018; however, for those paid in full by April 30, it is our pleasure to offer a free consultation ($50 value) with one of our consultation faculty members.

Thank you for registering. We look forward to meeting and working with you in June!

 More conference information and details are available on our website - www.writersatwork.org