The SouthWest Writers 2021 Annual Writing Contest is open for submissions. The competition encourages first-time writers as well as seasoned professionals. You do not have to be a member of SouthWest Writers to enter.
First-, second-, and third-place winners will be awarded in twelve categories for fiction/nonfiction prose and eight categories for poetry.
Deadline: Midnight May 31, 2021 (Mountain Time).
Fee: $10 for each entry.
Submission: Online only.
Awards: First place, $50. Second place, $25. Third place, $10. Winners in each category have the option to be published in the next SWW contest anthology.
- Each entry must be an original work, in English, not published electronically or in print anywhere.
- No limit on number of entries per person. The same piece can be entered in more than one category but will cost $10 for each entry/category.
- All entries must be submitted electronically via the SWW website, using .doc or docx file format. NO mailed entries accepted.
- Prose: Limited to 3,500 words.
- Poetry: Limited to 250 lines.
Go to the SouthWest Writers contest page for more details and to enter the contest. Good luck!